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Description of the painting by Viktor Vasnetsov “Song of the Prophetic Oleg” (Oleg’s meeting with the wizard)

Creations of V.M. His paintings served as illustrations for many fairy tales and epics well-known to Russian people. "Song of the Prophetic Oleg", written by the artist in watercolor at the very end of the XIX century to the ballad of the same name A.S. Pushkin is one of them. Along with some other illustrations for this work, it was created by the centenary of the poet's birth, for an academic publication.
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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's painting “Two Women in the Forest”

“Two Women in the Forest” refers to Van Gogh's early work. And on them you can already see such familiar essays of the artist that accompanied all his work. The early works are distinguished by dark tones, searching for truth, the meaning of life and the beginning of all living things. His work “Two Women in the Forest” is also done in dark colors that convey the darkness, danger and loneliness of the autumn forest.
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Description of the painting by Viktor Vasnetsov “The Snow Maiden”

Many of the works of Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov are permeated with original motifs of Russian folklore. “Snow Maiden” is one of such paintings. The creation of the artist’s masterpiece was inspired by the play of the same name by Ostrovsky and the opera of Rimsky-Korsakov. Actually the picture was written as a decoration for the production of the opera.
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Description of the painting by Peter Bruegel "Flemish proverbs"

The picture is saturated with a large number of different subjects and figures. This is a parable painting dedicated to Flemish folklore. The picture depicts Dutch proverbs, which include more than 100 metaphoric scenes on the canvas, which ridiculed folk wit. The canvas shows the likeness of a village, namely a large house with extensions to it.
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Description of the painting by Ilya Repin “Portrait of Tolstoy”

For many years, Tolstoy and Repin had a tender, warm friendship, despite the fact that they did not agree on many issues and often argued heatedly, causing others to feel that they were quarreling. In fact, when confronted by the points of view, friends found a common solution, got to know each other better, or simply practiced wit, thus entertaining each other.
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