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Description of the painting The Escher Helix

The “Spirals” engraving created in 1953 is one of the multicomponent series of mathematical works of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, made in the style of op-art on a wooden surface. The idea of ​​this work, like all other ideas of "curly" engravings, Escher got from mathematical articles about mosaic fragmentation of space, projection of three-dimensional figures on a flat or two-dimensional surface, as well as ideas of non-Euclidean geometry.
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Description of the painting by Ilya Repin "Autumn Bouquet"

Canvas and oil served as materials for the creation of Repin's work “Autumn Bouquet”, the canvas’s dimensions are 111 by 65 cm. Currently, “Autumn Bouquet” adorns the State Tretyakov Gallery. In the painting, the artist depicted his eldest daughter Vera. At the time of writing this painting, Repin was very interested in painting in the open air, devoted much time to painting landscapes, which could not but affect portraits.
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Description of the painting by Nikolai Rachkov “At the gate”

N.E. Rachkov - a bright representative of classical Russian painting. His works are popular and bought, he is a master of everyday life and portraiture. In the painting “At the gate”, the painter displayed the classic Russian beauty of the girl. The master managed to convey the female image masterfully, the women depicted were fascinating and not only subdued by their beauty, but also expressed their individual character.
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Description of the painting by Konstantin Makovsky “Portrait of a Woman”

Starting from genre sketches and everyday sketches, the artist gradually went to narrowly professional issues - composition and detailing of images, elaboration of form and color. The artist adopted the features of romanticism and love for decorative effects from Bryullov. Cooperation with the Wanderers did not bring moral satisfaction to the artist and he began to create portraits and historical paintings.
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Description of the painting by Nikolai Chekhov “Peasant Boy”

If you read Chekhov's stories, you will certainly find the picture of his brother very interesting. Vanka Zhukov, who wrote a letter to his grandfather, existed only in our imagination. Now he comes to life and acquires quite lively features. It is immediately clear what he wrote about in his letter to his grandfather. He does not just complain about his hard life.
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Description of the painting by Konstantin Somov “Spring”

In this work, Somov Konstantin Andreyevich, which was presented to the public in 1905, presents a spring landscape. The picture is part of a series of four works devoted to the four seasons. The work was painted in the Art Nouveau style. The painting depicts a sunny spring day. Work literally "breathes air."
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