The time of birth of the picture is considered to be 1906. Nesterov showed not only the beauty of Russian nature, but also his attitude to it. The feeling of love, pleasure immediately rushes into the eyes. Despite his age, she is more than 100 years old and is liked by people of different ages and generations. In the center of Nesterov he depicted a lonely tree, it is unusual in that there is foliage on one side and it has fallen on the other.
The painting was painted in 1896. To date, the canvas is presented in the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery. Earlier, the first version of the painting, entitled “Sorry!”, Was sold, in 1897 sold to an Italian woman in a private collection. In addition to him, there is also a sketch of the work, located in one of the Moscow collections.
About this picture, we can confidently say that it is one of the most popular in the work of Dürer. The engraving is called “Four Witches,” and now we will examine in detail why art critics call it that. The engraving depicts a small and dark room that does not have any scenery or furniture except one small lamp.
With the Mammoth Serov family, he maintained friendly relations throughout his life. He depicted the representatives of this family in more than ten paintings, drawings, and sketches, including in his most famous painting, “Girl with Peaches,” in which Vera Savvichna Mamontova was captured. Bred in another famous portrait of Praskovya Mamontov, this is Vera's cousin, daughter of the book publisher Anatoly Ivanovich Mamontov.
The picture is based on the Old Testament tradition. Everything happens in Babylon when the Jews ruled there. A woman of a wealthy local resident, Yakim, became the object of erotic fantasies of two old men. To get what they wanted, the elders set up a beautiful trap in the garden, where she usually bathed unaccompanied by servants.
The proposal to depict on the canvas of Peter I himself at one time not only affected, but really started and made Serov literally obsessed with this idea. Before that, he had already turned to various historical plots, but it was this case that became unique. The heads of one publication asked about the image of Peter I on Serov’s canvas.