The idea of this painting dates back to 1872, when the Russian artist planned to create a cycle of paintings united by a common theme - the image of harsh northern nature. The first two paintings of the cycle - Lake Ladoga and On Valaame Island - were created by Kuindzhi, who were impressed by the trip to harsh lands.
Many critics attribute this painting to the most mystical period of Mikhail Vrubel’s work. Beauty and truly mysticism fascinate. The night is near, the moon is visible. But horses graze on a poppy field, and a shepherd is next to them. But it’s precisely he who fascinates. Only the back is visible, the face is not visible and this makes us wonder: who is in front of us?
The painting “Impression, the sunrise of Claude Monet, was painted by him in the morning, during the artist’s stay in Le Havre, the city of his childhood. The painting depicts the morning sunrise in the port, a kind of symbol of the industrial revolution of the 19th century. According to some art historians, Monet's painting “Sunrise, Impression” depicts the port, which can be seen from the windows of the Admiralteyskaya hotel in Le Havre.
This is perhaps one of the most famous paintings by Picasso. The artist wrote his masterpiece in 1905. "Girl on the ball" marks a new period in the work of Pablo Picasso, which researchers called "pink." The artist’s canvases are becoming more cheerful and positive. The main characters of his paintings at this time are people of circus art.
In the Tretyakov Gallery there are two paintings by Levitan “Golden Autumn” - the 95th and 96th years. The artist lived these years near the ancient village of Ostrovno (mentioned even in the annals of the end of the Horde yoke) near Vyshny Volochyok, in the Tver region (two even more ancient cities). For some reason, the earlier work, 1895, is considered to be the best of the two paintings, " Fall".
Vladimir Makovsky, in his painting “On the Boulevard”, which he painted in 1877, touched on one of the most acute problems in Russia of that time, which now might seem distant and irrelevant, but it should have seemed typical to his contemporaries. The main problem of the painting was the departure of peasants to city to work.