Martyrdom of St. Mauritius - El Greco. 448 x 301 cm. El Greco finished the large multi-figure painting Martyrdom of St. Mauritius in 1582. Looking ahead, we say that neither the king nor the court liked the picture - the stylistic performance was too different from the then fashionable Renaissance trends.
The king walked in any weather - Alexander Nikolaevich Benois. 47 x 66 cm Two main historical themes in the artistic work of Alexander Nikolaevich Benois are traced through his whole life. They are dedicated to France (Versailles from the time of King Louis XIV) and Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow). For his whole life Benoit wrote more than 600 (!
Bedroom in Arles - Van Gogh (three options). Oil on canvas Cozy, tiny bedroom of the artist. The master’s obvious desire is to show his understanding of home comfort and his own housekeeping. The plot of the work developed by itself, the artist was often sick and at that time practically did not leave his bedroom, taking a doctor here.
Head and fruit basket (Changeling) - Giuseppe Arcimboldo. 56 x 42 cm. Archimboldo became famous as a master of allegory, but in this picture his ability to depict shifters was added to his ability to create images of people from various objects. These are paintings that in an inverted “upside down” position create a completely different, but absolutely normal, meaningful image.
Located in the very center of Vienna, the Albertina Art Gallery occupies the building of the city residence of the Habsburg dynasty. The gallery was named in honor of King Albert of Saxony-Teshen, whose rich collection of drawings and engravings marked the beginning of the museum's permanent exhibition. The world's largest collection of graphic drawings and old engravings is classified in chronological order and by so-called schools.
The maid and soldier is Peter de Hoch. 71 x 59 cm Living in Delft, the artist sometimes returns to the plots of his early works, depicting scenes of soldier's life and rest. However, the influence of the Delft school of painting is already clearly visible in this painting. The plot of the painting is very simple. In a wooden stable near the doorstep sits a young maid busy with potatoes.