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Description of the painting by Rafael Santi “Madonna and Dog with a Goldfinch”

The painting was done using the oil painting technique for wood; its author is the famous Italian artist, and the representative of the Umbrian school is Rafael Santi. The creation of the canvas dates back to 1506, at the moment it is stored in the Florentine Gallery of Church Services. Once upon a time, the painting was bought by the French bourgeois, a wealthy dealer in expensive fabrics on the occasion of his marriage.
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Description of the painting by Pablo Picasso “Bather opening the booth”

The famous painting by Pablo Picasso the Bather opening the booth is only one part of a series of paintings by the artist dedicated to the Bathers. All these works belong to the period of surrealism of the author, which at one time the artist became interested in. They are all written in different styles, however, despite this, in all the paintings, Picasso praises the beauty of the female body, distinguishing it from the contrasting background with bright colors, using thin smooth lines.
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Description of Peter Bruegel’s painting “The Seasons”

In the art of the Netherlands XVI century. Peter Bruegel acts as a significant figure. The cycle of oil paintings on wood “The Seasons”, dated by the author in 1565, shows the annual cycle of natural changes. Unfortunately, only 5 of the 6 paintings of the painter were preserved. Other researchers believe that there were 12 paintings.
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Description of the sculpture by Antonio Canova "Cupid and Psyche"

The creator of the famous work "Cupid and Psyche" is the Italian author Antonio Canova. The famous master made her marble to order. It was in 1787 in the Italian city of Naples, the Scottish Baron Caudor wanted to have such a figure in his collection. The fragment was borrowed from the work “Metamorphoses or the Golden Donkey”, written by the author Apuley from Ancient Rome.
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Description of the painting by Ilya Repin "Burlak"

The painting "Barge Hauler" (1870) is one of the works that preceded the appearance of the large-scale and famous painting by Ilya Efimovich Repin "Barge Haulers on the Volga", a portrait of the hooded Kanin. For the first time, the artist became interested in the topic of the burlaks trade back in St. Petersburg, when during one of the out-of-town walks along the Neva he saw sullen and ragged people pulling a barque along the river; later, the artist recalled how terrified he saw the unfortunate barge haulers harnessed to the strap instead of cattle.
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