Early self portrait - Albrecht Durer. 56.5x44.5Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) became the first master of the European North to write self-portraits. The new era of the Renaissance brought understanding of the importance of the creator. The master portrayed himself in a light three-quarter turn to the viewer, he found this compositional scheme in an early pencil self-portrait, created in his youth, at the age of 13 years.
Category Museums and Art
Like all other forms of art, sculpture in the USSR, almost always, was in the tenacious hands of ideology and was obliged to serve the state. In the early years of the Soviet Union, artists were free to choose the form of their work and stylistic performance. However, the sculptures that the state needed (heroes of the revolution, founders of Marxist teachings, etc.)
One of the most famous sculptures of the USSR in its essence is the central figure of the triptych, which includes the Rear monument - to the front! in Magnitogorsk and the Warrior Liberator in Berlin Treptower Park. The idea of a monumental composition - a sword forged in the rear, was picked up by the Motherland, and lowered - the Warrior-Liberator.
The standard of socialist realism - this is the name of this monumental work of Vera Mukhina, which has become one of the main symbols of the USSR. The idea of sculpture belongs to the architect Iofan, who came up with the idea of combining the ideas of two ancient statues at once - Tiranobortsev (Kritiy) and Nika Samofraki (unknown author).
The National Museum of Sweden is a very large institution. But the richest and most extensive is the collection of the central institution located in Stockholm. On the three floors of the museum you can get acquainted with the masterpieces of world and Swedish art, starting from the late Middle Ages, ending with our time.
The national gallery, which contains all the masterpieces that the country has, is everywhere. The museum owes its birth to the union of Czech patrons of the 18th century. The museum was opened to the general public only at the beginning of the 20th century, and passed into the hands of the state only at the end of the 30s. The exposition of the Schoenberg Palace was opened only in 2003.
It is difficult to imagine a city with a large number of different sculptures, monuments, monuments than Prague. One of the features of the Czech capital is the abundance of modern city sculpture, unusual, non-standard, controversial and so attractive. Without a doubt, historical city sculpture (monument to Charles IV, St. Wenceslas, Jan Hus, Jan Zizka) tells about the difficult and full of tragic events in the history of the Czech Republic.
Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art is a long-term project that includes a museum with a permanent exhibition, an international network of galleries and numerous programs to support and popularize contemporary art. The galleries represent contemporary Russian art and sell works by Russian artists around the world - in Zurich, London, New York and Hong Kong.
Egyptian physician and civil servant, Englishman Gayer-Andreson, was a passionate collector. A valuable specialist was allocated two old houses in the center of Cairo for housing, which he bought. Having placed his collection in all rooms of the two-story building, Gayer-Anderson bequeathed his entire fortune to Egypt.
One of the most famous museums in Stockholm is Unibaken. The heroes of the books of the great Astrid Lindgren, their houses, bedrooms, kitchens, places for games - everything is here. Visitors are greeted by the area of fairy tales, where the Mummy Trolls, old Petson and the Findus cat live in their houses. however, you can walk, but the train is more interesting for children, and the trip is accompanied by comments from an audio guide who speaks many languages).
Madonna and Book - Botticelli. 58x39.5 Here is a picture of the great Botticelli, full of symbolic images. She is also sometimes called the “Madonna teaching the reading of the baby of Christ.” The book lying on the table is called the “Hourly Book of Mary” - a symbol of church wisdom of the time. The nails in the left hand of the baby Jesus and the crown of thorns on his wrist inexorably testify to the impending suffering with which He will atone for the sins of mankind.
One of the youngest museums of modern art opened a year later than planned. Now the museum on the bank of the Vltava River, south of the famous Charles Bridge, attracts crowds of tourists with its extraordinary and extraordinary collection of works of art. The museum is clearly divided into three parts: the collection of the Mladkov family, the collection of modern painting and collages by Jiri Collage, a collection for Jiri Halupetskiy.
Claude Lorren - The Abduction of Europe. 100x137Mythology in the works of the landscape painter Lorrain has always been only a kind of starting point, allowing to draw the attention of the viewer to the perfection of nature. Here, too, the story of the abduction of the daughter of the Phoenician king serves as a plot designation, a tribute to the antiquity fashion and nothing more.
The peculiarity of the creator of the Vatican was that he participated in the creation of his sculptural masterpieces at all stages, from the choice of a marble block and its transportation to the workshop. It was as if he had already seen his work in a huge block and already treated it as the repository of a future masterpiece. Among the early works of the sculptor, only a few have reliably established his authorship.
Ballet rehearsal - Degas. 55x76 As if prima descending from above, hanging in the air, is graceful, sublime and is already immersed in her stage image. She is one big bright spot that seems to shy away from the darkness hanging over her. She is empathized with another ballerina standing behind the gray-haired choreographer.
If the spirit of the early Renaissance fascinates you, if the frescoes of Blessed Fra Angelico, the heavenly patron of all artists, make you remember forgotten prayers, and the spirit of the rebellious Girolamo Savonarola excites your imagination - you are in the Museum of San Marco, in Florence. By its status, this museum is active Dominican monastery.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection Museum is a small but very significant collection of paintings and sculptures of the 20th century. The main exposition of the museum is the work of Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Magritte, Pollock and many other masters of modern painting. Attention deserves the building of the museum itself - the palace of Leoni Vernier, built in the middle of the 18th century.
Milan Cathedral is the city center. Flaming Gothic, white marble, combined together, summarize the millennium-long search for architectural thought, anticipate Baroque and classicism, open the way to new heights of architecture. Today, this wonderful building can be viewed from several angles - the Catholic center of Northern Italy, a historical and artistic landmark, one from the most magnificent and chic concert halls in Europe.
Northern Italy, like the whole country in general, is full of sights. The palace was damaged during the war; it was restored only by the beginning of the 60s. Unique murals, sculptures, and interior items were irretrievably lost. To all it is worth adding that the palace is located next to the stunning Milan Cathedral, which makes it even more modest and even invisible.
The boy with the pipe - Pablo Picasso. 100x81.3 Once Picasso said about art: “I hate people who talk about the beautiful. This phrase can reveal much about Pablo Picasso’s paintings. Art happens in different ways - some paintings delight us, they are beautiful and aesthetic, others strike us with technical perfection and novelty of execution, while others awaken our awe of God.