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Vasily Grigorievich Perov, biography and paintings

The seal of the illegitimate child pursued Perov from birth until the time when the great artist ceased to be someone’s son, and became himself - a bright and extraordinary person. His last name is the result of a witty nickname that he received from his first teacher, a clerk, a drink, given for his graceful possession of the pen.
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“The seashore at night. At the lighthouse ", Aivazovsky - description of the painting

Sea shore at night. 58 x 81 cm. One of the earliest works of the Feodosian collection of the artist and belongs to the student period, when Aivazovsky studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. The painting was painted in 1837. The influence of M.N. Vorobyov, the teacher and mentor of the future greatest painter, is still noticeable: the sea is not so natural as in subsequent works, the sky is rather frightening than realistic, and the details of the painting are from driftwood and boat in the background, to sailing ships swaying in different directions near the horizon in the far one, they would be more suitable for a canvas made in the phantasmagoria genre.
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Madame Tussauds Museum, Berlin, Germany

11 branches of the Madame Tussauds Museum were opened all over the world (we already described Madame Tussauds in London), the sixth museum was opened in Berlin. The opening in the German capital took place on July 5, 2008. The exposition is located in the center of Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate. The total area occupied by the exhibits is 2500 square meters.
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Painting Winter. Skating rink, K. A. Somov, 1915

Winter. 49x58Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939) - one of the masters of the art association "World of Art". In the direction of "retrospective dreamers", as they called the "Miriskusnikov", he introduced a special shade of painful sharpness and irony arising from the inability to return to the past. Picture "Winter. The skating rink ”became the embodiment of the Somov ideas about the“ gallant age ”.
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Portrait of a Father, Albrecht Durer, 1497

Portrait of a father - Albrecht Durer. 51x40.3 Father Dürer, a Hungarian by birth, was a jeweler. The artist painted it more than once, at least as early as 1490 (Uffizi Gallery - Florence). The work presented is signed as follows: “1497. Albrecht Durer Senior at the age of 70. " Several versions of the portrait are known. Although the head of the model was painted carefully, the picture was not finished.
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Society in the park, Antoine Watteau

The society in the park is Antoine Watteau. 60x75 Antoine Watteau - French painter and draftsman, the greatest master of the Rococo style. Watteau's art cannot be considered outside the context of French culture of the late XVII - early XVIII century: painting, music and literature. The famous French critic Charles Augustin de Saint-Beuve once said about Jean de Labruyere, author of the famous “Characters or Morals of our time”: “The ray of the century has fallen on every page of this book, but the face of the person holding it in his hands remained in the shadows. "
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