Heinrich Semiradsky was born in Poland, studied and worked in Russia, because of which, in all likelihood, he is equally recognized as a Polish and Russian artist. Antique and biblical subjects prevailed in the work. Owing to his commitment to past themes and bold visual techniques, Semiradsky’s work was criticized, sometimes the reason for his rejection was the inanimate and complex character of the master himself.
T.N. Yablonskaya is a bright representative of household painting. The difficult fate of the artist was reflected in her works. Her paintings are often devoted to ordinary working professions, so undeservedly underestimated by others. The work "Len" extols the heavy female labor. The canvas depicts a woman who collects flax.
In 1920, Marc Chagall was invited by Efros to the Jewish Chamber Theater to create the scenery. It was planned that the scenery will be created based on miniatures of the works of Sholom Aleichem. During the inspection of the premises of the theater, the artist suddenly announced that he was ready to additionally paint the walls. Thus, seven panels appeared on the walls, which were previously written on canvas.
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin became a well-known artist thanks to such works as “Bathing the Red Horse”, “Death of the Commissar”, “After the Battle” and many other talented paintings of the Russian classics of that time known to us. To such a kind of art as still lifes, an artist came after the creation of his famous masterpieces.
Konstantin Somov was born in the family of art historian A. The artist’s house was filled with all kinds of paintings, the whole family breathed art. Education in the visual field, Konstantin Andreevich will begin to receive at the Academy of Arts, but in 1897 he will leave for Paris to study art monuments.
Dore created magnificent illustrations for various subjects of the Bible. They were published in various editions of the Bible in different languages. Many masters created religious themes. But it was Dore who became the most outstanding among them. The incredibly realistic style of the engraver is impressive. He was able to give every story a practically new life.