Portrait of E.N. Khovanskaya is one of the exhibits of a series of paintings dedicated to the depiction of the life of noble girls from the Smolny Institute. This educational institution united the best girls of St. Petersburg and Russia under their vaults. The canvases are known under the name of Smolyanka. All the masterpieces were written personally by the will of Empress Catherine the Second.
Roerich is not only an artist, but also the ideological inspirer of the “Roerich Pact” - a document that prescribes the inviolability of historical and cultural monuments of the whole world in any situation, including war. The sign of the pact is the so-called “Banner of Peace”, which consists of three red circles enclosed in one large circle.
Kukryniksy is a pseudonym that connected three painters. The name is composed of the initial syllables of the names of Mikhail Kupriyanov and Porfiry Krylov, including capital letters of the name and surname of Nikolai Sokolov. The artists worked together, but each was characterized by its own creative personality. Kupriyanov, for example, worked a lot on landscapes, Krylov painted portraits and picturesque panoramas of Europe, and Sokolov painted with touching tenderness the beauty of the nature of his native places and the everyday scenes of Moscow life.
M.V. Vishnyak - Russian artist, representative of the classic Russian style of painting. It reflects the beauty of the native land, its gifts and wealth. The work “Bouquet of September” displays the beautiful gifts of autumn. The painting shows a floral arrangement placed in an azure vase. Despite the riot of shades, autumn flowers are harmoniously combined with each other and form a true natural masterpiece.
Soviet painter Alexander Deineka could develop his talent in the bosom of Mexican muralists or American social realists. However, he considered them very small for his works. He wanted to work in the Soviet Union, in a state that needed the country’s ideas to be expressed on a larger scale.
A. Dürer was born into a large family and his path to recognition was thorny. The artist married mainly for the concept of his social status, for a long time his income was the sale of prints. In adulthood, the artist acquired a patron, who became Maximilian I. Under his control, the author worked on the Arc de Triomphe.