The “Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni”, painted in 1488, was not created from nature - the source material for the work was a medal with the profile of a young woman, according to the current version, made to marry Giovanna della Albizzi with Lorenzo Tornabuoni. The Florentine lady was not special in history, unless the Young Wedding took place with the direct participation of Lorenzo the Magnificent, a relative of the groom.
Painted in 1841, canvas and oil were used, size - 74 per 100 cm. Presented at the Donetsk Regional Art Museum, Donetsk, Ukraine. In 1840, Ivan Konstantinovich went on a big trip to Europe. And he spent a long time in Italy, especially in the south - in Sorrento. This trip greatly influenced the young artist, who was a success with critics and buyers.
The artist Isaac Levitan is known in our country as a landscape painter, depicting the nature of the middle band in his paintings. Perhaps no one like Levitan was able to display the greatness of Russian nature and transfer to the canvas the changing moods of different seasons. Tender and vulnerable in character, Levitan had a surprisingly strong sense of empathy, which helped him to catch the subtle emotional vibes of the landscapes depicted by him.
The artist worked on the canvas from 1836 to 1838. The painting was created for the Lutheran Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, the creator of which was the brother of the famous author - A.P. Bryullov. In religious painting, the artist sought to introduce features of real experiences. He painted narrative, rich paintings, full of images and bearing historical meaning.
The painting is dated 1940, is stored in one of the Belgian museums. Rene Margitt is known in art circles as the author of mysterious, mysterious paintings. They need to be considered long and carefully to see the real, sometimes deeply hidden, meaning of the canvas. The key to Margitt’s “cryptography” is the words of Herbert Reed, who considered the artist to be a master of the image of something non-existent, images and paintings that live only in the author’s bizarre fantasies.
Ivan Aivazovsky is known primarily as an unsurpassed master of the sea landscape. Even if he painted plot paintings - they were only an occasion for the image of the sea, sea waves. Nevertheless, the paintings of naval battles he painted to this day are considered the annals of the victories of the Russian Navy.