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Group portrait of members of the rifle guild in Antwerp, David Teniers the Younger

A group portrait of members of the rifle guild in Antwerp - David Teniers the Younger. The Hermitage painting was Teniers' first large commissioned work and was intended for the assembly hall in the house of the Guild of Riflemen. She was in this building until 1749, but then, due to the financial difficulties of the guild, the canvas of Teniers the Younger (together with Rubens’s “Crowning of the Winner”, now stored in the Kassel Gallery) was sold to the Dutch artist Gerard Huth.
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Dressing Minerva, Lavinia Fontana, 1613

Dressing Minerva - Lavinia Fontana. 260x190Born in the artist's family, Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) received painting lessons from her father Prospero. In her works, she developed the traditions of the Bologna academic school inherited from him and often turned to the characters of ancient mythology. This picture depicts Minerva, identified by the Romans with Athena Pallas.
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Vision of St. Romuald, Andrea Sacchi

Vision of St. Romuald - Andrea Sacchi. 310x175 A painter whose work dates back to early European classicism, Sacchi turned in this work to a story from the life of St. Romuald. Tom had a dream, reminiscent of the dream of St. James, who saw a golden staircase leaving for heaven with angels walking up and down on it.
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Symphony in White No. 1, 1862, James Michael Whistler

Symphony in White No. 1 - James Michael Whistler. 213x107.9 James Whistler, a native American, spent his early years in Russia (his father was invited to design the Nikolaev Railway), where he attended the Imperial Academy of Arts. Then he studied in Paris, lived in London in his mature years. Possessing a subtle sense of color, Whistler, unlike the Impressionists, widely used tonal harmonies - the lightest gradations of closely related shades within a certain color scheme.
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Picture "Boyar Morozov", Surikov

Boyar Morozova - Vasily Ivanovich Surikov. 304x587.5 A split ... A heavy sleigh carrying a tsar’s aunt chained to shackles splits the crowd as the patriarch Nikon’s reforms split the Russian people. As Leonardo da Vinci looked for a prototype for Jesus Christ in the painting Last Supper, he could not find Surikov for so long the face of the noblewoman Morozova.
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Artist Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov, short biography and list of paintings

The famous Russian artist Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov was born on January 19, 1865. After the death of his father, his mother was engaged in raising his son, in every possible way encouraging his craving for drawing from childhood, the boy spent his childhood in Munich, where he learned the basics of drawing with the German artist Kepping. Later, the family moved to Paris, where Valentin Alexandrovich met I.
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