The painting “Family Portrait” was painted by Alexander Mikhailovich Gerasimov in 1934. It depicts all the artist's members, including himself, in a calm and homely atmosphere. This picture was not intended for a wide audience of viewers. It conveys the family well-being of the artist, the closeness of his relatives.
Created in 1864, canvas and oil were used, dimensions - 208 by 149 cm. It is located in the Feodosia Art Gallery. I.K. Aivazovsky, Feodosia, Crimea. In 1840, Ivan Konstantinovich went on a four-year trip to European countries. It began with a visit to the peculiar Mecca of the art world - Italy, which gave the whole world such great artists as Rafael Santi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Sandro Botticelli and many others.
The painting, called Narcissus and the echo, created by the artist Poussin, causes those who look at it to be quite contradictory, and sometimes repelling each other's emotions. But in the end, this work makes a person think about how life is structured and what place it occupies in it. Of particular interest is the work, not only because of its emotional content, but also because of its technical performance.
Interestingly, Kheda - the creator of amazing paintings with still lifes, first tried his hand at portraits and subjects on religious topics. Only much later he settled on writing still lifes, where he became famous as a great master. It can be noted that the canvases of this painter contain the same objects, only slightly rearranged or diluted by certain innovations.
One of the strengths of the Soviet regime was a powerful propaganda policy. From the stands, loud slogans were pronounced, which were information weapons. They strongly motivated citizens, set society on the right mindset. Soviet people remember all these propaganda slogans to this day. Of course, posters played a huge role in this policy.
The painting “The Burning of the Protopope Habakkuk” of 1897 illustrates the execution of Habakkuk. First, the Protopop spent several years in prison, where he starved and suffered bullying. After that, he was sentenced: burning alive. Residents of the city of Pustozersk came to look at the "sight". Myasoedov accurately conveyed fiery tongues that were about to devour the figures of two suicide bombers, whose hands were tied to pillars.