An experiment with a bird in an air pump - Joseph Wright. 183 x 244 cm What is Joseph Wright in short? First of all, these are atypical plots that could appear only in the Enlightenment and only by a master who has a great interest in science and achievements. These are slender multi-figure compositions.
Young gardener - Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. 62 x 49.5 cm In this painting, the artist was able to fully demonstrate his talent as a virtuoso portrait painter. He has in his hands a tool for trimming plants and harvesting grapes. Obviously, on a hot day, he got tired of work and decided to take a break, leaning on a low wall of wild stone, dilapidated and overgrown with small flowering plants.
Night - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 107x169 cm At the end of the outgoing 19th century, Arkhip Kuindzhi, tired of empty rumors and his booming glory, decided to move away from social and exhibition life. The painter himself wished to leave the stage on the very final chord, and he succeeded - the artist’s paintings were popular and were admired by both compatriots and the western public.
Sunrise with Sea Monsters - William Turner. 91.5x122 cm The original style and technique of Turner was often incomprehensible to the public, brought up on classicism and sentimentalism, where everything is clear and realistic. The painter rejected the accepted canons, following his perception and imagination. Especially the viewer was surprised by such works as “Sunrise with Sea Monsters”.
Menshikov in Berezovo - Vasily Ivanovich Surikov. 169 x 204 cm This is one of the most famous and popular paintings of the master of multi-figured, complex compositions. It reflects the fate of the favorite Peter I, who after the death of his great patron did not cope with the desire to intervene in state affairs and with his own greed.
Street in Florence in the rain - Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin. 38 x 19 cm In 1888, Konstantin Korovin went on a big trip to Europe. Such an intense journey was made possible thanks to the philanthropist Savva Mamontov, who gathered around him extraordinary, talented personalities. Korovin worked at the Mamontov Private Opera, decorating the sets for performances.