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Description of the painting by Vasily Polenov “The arrest of the Huguenot”

The painting was painted in oil on canvas in 1875. Genre in painting: historical. Polenov painted a picture at a young age. His paintings are valued not only in our country, but also in Europe. The canvas depicts the arrest of Countess d'Etremont. The picture is filled with the tragedy of those cruel and bloodthirsty times. Polenov protests injustice and violence against people.
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Description of the painting by Dmitry Levitsky “Portrait of Dyakova”

“Portrait of Dyakova” is one of many portraits of Levitsky. Neglecting means of expressiveness such as background, elaborate clothes, or symbolic objects that give the picture a second or even a third semantic layer, he found the differences of the models in a barely noticeable turn of the head, in the inclination of the shoulder, in a smile or a serious look.
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Description of the painting by Jean Auguste Ingres "Zeus (Jupiter) and Thetis"

The famous painting "Zeus and Thetis" J.-O. Ingra was the last work written by the artist in his student years. The plot song for the picture was Homer's first song, "The Iliad." The artist was so impressed with this episode that he wanted to depict on canvas the power of the main god on Olympus and the femininity of Achilles' mother - the hero of the war against the Trojans - Thetis.
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