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Description of the painting by Fedor Rokotov “Portrait of Catherine II”

The portrait of the most famous Russian empress, Catherine II, was painted by adjunct painter Fyodor Rokotov in 1763, when coronation celebrations were held for the sovereign's accession to the Russian throne. Despite his relatively young age, Rokotov was already a rather famous artist by that time. and the highest order was another evidence of the recognition of his talent.
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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's painting Gauguin's Chair (Chair)

One of the most famous artists of the century was born in Holland. Since childhood, he was a quiet and reserved child, and no one could have imagined that Van Gogh would reach heights of life, become famous throughout the world, and the heritage from his paintings would be valued forever. He was driven by an irresistible desire to express his thoughts and assumptions about the meaning of life in paintings.
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Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "Pearl"

Famous by the end of the XIX century, the artist - Salvador Dali painted many wonderful paintings, but not all of them have such an amazing story as the painting "Pearl", written in 1981. Her story is this: one rich enough to order a painting, the nobleman decided to make a present to his wife and asked Salvador Dali to draw it.
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Illustration for the tale "Feather of the Finist Yasn-Sokol" by Ivan Bilibin

Bilibin was an ordinary artist - he grew up in St. Petersburg, he listened to fairy tales in his distant childhood and remembered vaguely. But one day he went to an exhibition where he saw Vasnetsov's painting “The Heroes”, and his life changed dramatically. He was so impressed by the work of his colleague and her theme that he left social life, and with it city balls, gossip and duel, went to a remote village in the Tver province, where he spent some time listening to the elderly, wandering through the forests, and penetrating more and more the spirit of Russian folk tales.
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Description of the painting by Igor Grabar "Rowan"

The theme of nature has always excited creative people in Russia. Therefore, endless expanses were extolled, artists glorified beautiful centuries-old trees, which are an image of power and worship for residents. One of such artists of the twentieth century - I.E. Grabar, decided to capture in his works the trees known to everyone that cannot leave anyone indifferent.
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