Pablo Picasso is known for his many works in his style of the blue period - cold tones and simple lifeless heroes who betray his works with sad lyrics. In 1881, this theme smoothly passed into the so-called pink period of his work. Here sadness is not so deep and tragic, it takes on a warmer tone.
The great Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky was born and raised in the Crimea, and from a young age, he loved to see the sea in all its manifestations, considered it to be something native. The romantic attitude to the water element did not leave the artist throughout his life. His works are filled with the power of the boundless expanse of the sea, the artist’s skill in them is combined with the depth of feelings and the seriousness of thoughts.
This painter more than once in his work addressed the theme of depicting rural life, but for the most part he depicted not people, but landscapes. One of them was a picture of winter. It was impossible not to love the Russian land, with all its charms and quirks. On the canvas we see a typical village in the winter.
For the Tretyakov gallery, Ivan Kramskoy commissioned a series of works in the portrait genre. Representatives of Russian culture needed to be depicted on canvases. It is no coincidence that M. Saltykov-Shchedrin, a man of great intellect, a writer of multi-genre literature, in particular, satirical accusatory works about events in Russian society, got on this list.
Cosimo Tura was supposedly born in 1430. He became one of the brightest Italian painters who founded the Ferrara school of painting. Unfortunately, most of the artist’s works were lost, but some of them still survived, vividly characterizing the creator as one of the prominent figures of his time.
“Extraction of the stone of stupidity" is one of Bosch's earliest works, which has survived to this day. At first glance, by the general composition and the name of the picture, the main purpose of writing is immediately apparent - the motive of stupidity. If we talk about some kind of pictorial relation, this work is still far from a pictorial understanding of the picture.