The Christmas theme in the painting of the XVII-XVIII centuries was very relevant. This is partly due to the period after the Renaissance (when artistic talents manifested themselves in a variety of styles, directions, and interpretations most vividly). Especially interesting is the theme of the Holy family in the works of artists Rembrandt and Pompeo Batoni.
Rembrandt “the Holy family” 1645.
Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606. He is one of the most outstanding artists in Europe and the greatest in the Netherlands. His paintings cover a wide range of different genres-portraits, landscapes, religious and historical paintings. In his works, he used chiaroscuro and various lighting and paint techniques. Continue reading
On the pages of our Internet magazine, we continue to discover new names of talented artists of the brush. And today in our virtual gallery you will see the paintings of the young St. Petersburg impressionist Pavel Eskov, whose uniqueness lies not only in technical techniques, but also in the chosen theme. The young artist dedicates his works to his native city of Saint Petersburg-sometimes illuminated by the rays of the low Northern sun, sometimes frowning and snow-covered, and sometimes tearful with downpours… At any time of the day and at different times of the year, this miracle city on its canvases is truly beautiful. Continue reading
What does Kustodiev’s “merchant’s wife at tea” hide: a Revolutionary Manifesto or a reflection of the artist’s personal tragedy
One of Boris Kustodiev’s favorite characters is the merchant’s wife. The artist wrote a lot of them and in different interpretations. His most famous merchant’s wife, Boris Kustodiev wrote with the countryman, Astrakhan Baroness Galina of Adergas. Unremarkable at first glance, the plot hides a reflection of the society of that time, social holes and personal problems of the artist.
Boris Kustodiev adopted the theme of merchant life from warm and bright memories of a happy childhood and youth. Continue reading