In the landscape of Alexander Ivanov, the main element is the road. It passes through the orange from the rays of the setting sun desert. The Appian Way leads to Rome. Ancient tombs crowned with memorial stones are visible along its edges. The city is still far away, it stretches somewhere there in the background. It is so far from the viewer that it is hidden by a gray haze.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo is an artist who lived in Italy in the 16th century, a painter at the Habsburg court. He was a mysterious and peculiar artist of the time, thanks to which he became famous. Neither the general public nor experts can still fully unravel the mystery of his painting. Today, his painting impresses with its unique artistic design, and its bold “avant-garde” incarnation.
At the time of this writing, Rubens was already a famous artist. He lacked the role of only a court portrait painter. Rubens had a desire to create something monumental, dynamic. As a result, he became the first to portray animals and people in such difficult poses. The painting “Hunting Tigers and Lions” is dedicated to hunting wild animals that are exotic for Europe.
The painting is a carving engraving, the base of which is made of copper. Its author is the German artist Albrecht Durer, who completed work on his creation in 1514. During the life of the artist, it was customary to divide the melancholic into several types. Dürer himself referred to the first type. Critics consider the "mysterious work" of Dürer the "melancholy".
The name for the picture by the author was not chosen by chance. Hermit means a wanderer, a wanderer, a traveler, a hermit. The main character of the picture is a gray-haired man. He has long hair and a beard. He is dressed lightly enough, despite the fact that there is still some snow on the street. Mid-spring, the ice on the river has already melted.
In the year that Vrubel moved to Moscow, he met the then-famous writer Konchalovsky, who worked on the publication of Lermontov’s works. He ordered several illustrations for the poet’s works from the artist, including “The Demon.” All illustrations for the poem (although judging by the richness of the palette, they were rather full-fledged paintings) were executed in black watercolor and differed in semantic completeness.