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Description of the painting by Vasily Tropinin "Portrait of Alexander Pushkin"

The portrait of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, created by the artist Vasily Tropinin, is perhaps the most popular image of the great poet at the moment. And according to Alexander Sergeyevich himself, this portrait is quite realistic. Before us is the figure of the poet, he sits with his head slightly turned, his gaze forms a diagonal relative to us from the depth of the left side of the portrait to the outside of the canvas to the right.
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Description of the painting by Jerome Bosch “The Ship of Fools”

Bosch is a darkly Gothic artist of the Northern Renaissance with a head full of amazing and strange thoughts that poured on canvases with grotesque and demonic images, along with moral tendencies. While the Church was considered the only and unshakable dogma, and the clergy were representatives of the highest nobility, Bosch scoffed openly over them all combined.
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Description of the painting by Boris Kustodiev "Merchant and Brownie"

The painting was painted in 1922. Kustodiev liked to depict provincial Russia in his paintings. Those villages that were on the upper Volga attracted him especially. It was here that those images of the merchant and philistine life were born, which became the themes of his creations. The original motive of the fair and Shrovetide was constantly varied by the artist.
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Description of the painting by Giotto di Bondone "Kiss of Judas"

The Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone was one of the first artists to portray Judas the traitor. His painting of the Padua cycle “Kiss of Judah” is a vivid example of this. This famous painting tells the contemplator about the confrontation between good and evil, the greatness of the soul and meanness. The whole background of the canvas is a dark blue sky, to which spears and lighted torches are lifted.
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