“Portrait of Sarah Siddons” is the work of the famous British landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough, dating from 1785 and performed in the Rococo genre. The painting depicts the extremely popular and famous theater actress Sarah Siddons in the second half of the 18th century, an example of which clearly shows that the act of the possibility of changing one's fate is not bestowed from above, but is in the hands of the person himself.
The statue of St. George was created by the great Italian sculptor Donatello between 1415 and 1416. According to the custom of that time, the sculpture was ordered and paid for by the workshop of gunsmiths who planned to install a statue of their patron in the outdoor niche of the church of Or San Michele. The created sculpture exceeded all expectations in its splendor.
Andrei Rublev's painting “Archangel Michael” is located in the Tretyakov Gallery, where it occupies a high position. With this work, the artist seemed to combine all the best human qualities and hopes. Michael - the first angel at the right hand of God was always personified as a reliable protection of humanity and its interests.
Vasily Polenov, using his paintings, reminds us how beautiful nature is in any of its manifestations. It was landscapes that became the main motive in the artist's works. After Polinov acquired the estate near the Oka River, inspiration did not leave the author for even a minute. Being among the beautiful forests of the Tula province, Vasily Polenov presented the world with many wonderful paintings depicting various natural landscapes.
In the fall of 1854, one of the most epic events of the Eastern War unfolds in the area of the coastal city of Sevastopol. The combined forces of the French, British and Turks land north of Sevastopol Bay and try to storm the city. Heroic defenders of Sevastopol successfully defend the city for many months, using all available means.
Honore Daumier is a cartoonist. “Transnonen Street” was written by him as part of his work in one of the best magazines in Paris, “Caricature”. The canvas was created on April 15, 1834. To create the picture, an ordinary sheet of paper and a simple pencil were used, with the help of which the artist managed to convey the essence of the tragic events witnessed by many Parisians living on Transnonen Street.