The painting “At the Tea Table” is one of the key works of the Zhukovsky cycle. This name is not accidental. Korovin for a long time lived in the village of Zhukovka at the cottage of his close friends. It was there that he created many of his masterpieces. The artist’s work, no doubt, should be attributed to Russian impressionism. In many ways, his style, selection of color scheme and construction of the composition are similar to the manner of the brilliant artist from France Auguste Renoir.
Ivan Repin for a long time, quite often visited S. Mamontov and his on their estate near Moscow - in Abramtsevo. This six-year Abramtsevo period stands out from the general series of his works in other years of his life. Pictures related to Abramtsevo. Very idyllic landscapes, incredibly enlightened. Repin painted landscapes a little - he was too active to slowly penetrate the depths of nature’s originality.
Svyatoslav Roerich often painted his father - finding particular pleasure in the portrait genre, he did not find better sitters than his loved ones, because he knew them best of all, he could write their features even with his eyes closed. Looking for new things in them, revealing the recesses of souls, he worked out his own technique, over and over again learning to understand again the people who were constantly with him.
Rublev's icon The Nativity of Christ was written on a linden chopped board. At present, we can say that the colorful layer of the work is significantly lost, in many places gaps and highlights are noticeable, the background gold is almost wiped out. The icon shows holes from the nails, filled with wax.
Anna Akhmatova is a great poetess and just a woman with an interesting and sad fate. Her poems are still very popular, moreover, and despite the fact that they were written during the strictest law on the press, and in the 20s they reflected the essence of modernity - which subsequently imposed a tacit ban on it.
The painting "The Empty" is an unspoken symbol of perseverance and firmness of character. It became a real revelation for the poor and peasants living in the village. Pryanishnikov depicted on her a man who managed to break out of the village and pave the way to knowledge. Although at first glance the plot is not so obvious. Indeed, the first impression of the glance cast on the canvas is depressing.