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Portrait of G. E. Rasputin, Elena Nikandrovna Klokocheva, 1914

Portrait of G. 81.5x56 About the author of the work - Elena Nikandrovna Klokacheva (1871 - after 1915) - little is known: she studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts, after which she received the title of artist. Her legacy is known mainly due to the portrait of the “elder”, Grigory Efimovich Rasputin. Rasputin, who came from the peasants of the Tobolsk province, had unlimited influence on Empress Alexandra Fedorovna and Nicholas II, since he, having the power of suggestion, could only alleviate the suffering of the heir - Tsarevich Alexei .
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What could be seen in Caesar's house

In ancient times, it was the beginning of numerous collections of works of art, especially since in Ancient Hellas, and later in Ancient Rome, a lot of them were created. In the Acropolis of Athens, next to the Propylaea (front gate), a pinacoteca building was built specifically for the art gallery (from the Greek pinax, it was a plaque, because paintings were painted on wooden boards at that time).
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Self-portrait with a pearl shell, M. A. Vrubel, 1905

Self portrait with a pearl shell - Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. The creation of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel (1856-1910) was sensational for his contemporaries and has always remained a mystery to future generations. In addition to the peculiar manner of performing works, designed to enhance the mystical sound, the imaginative structure of paintings is fascinating.
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Aristotle in front of a bust of Homer, Rembrandt, 1653

Aristotle in front of a bust of Homer - Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. 143.5x136.5Rembrandt (1606-1669), although he lived in Holland, did not quite fit into the tradition of her art and generally went beyond any limits. He created the work “Aristotle in front of the bust of Homer” during that period of his life, when he was unrecognized at home, but became loved beyond its borders.
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Hall of Aurora, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri Guercino

Author: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri GverchinoMuseum: Ceiling lamp of the casino of the Villa Ludovisi (Rome) Year: Circa 1621⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the painting: Hall of Aurora - Giovanni Francesco Barbieri Gverchino. Around 1621 Gverchino lived in Rome from 1621 to 1623. During this period he created several remarkable works, including frescoes on the ceilings of two floors of the Villa Ludovisi, commissioned by Cardinal Ludovisi, the nephew of the Pope.
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The Appearance of Sibyls to Emperor Augustus, Paris Bordone

Appearance of Sibyl to Emperor Augustus - Paris Bordone. 165x230Picture is an early example of an composed architectural landscape in Italian art. According to Paris Bordone himself (1500-1571), he depicted "five architectural orders in the future." The heroes of the legend of the prophecy of the Tiburtinskaya Sibyl in this ideal space are only staffages.
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