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"Harvest", Peter Brueghel the Elder - description of the painting

Harvest - Peter Brueghel the Elder. 116.5x159.5 Five Bruegel paintings on the seasons are known, and one of them is Harvest, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It, like the others, was commissioned by the long-standing patron of the artist Niklas Jongelink for his house near Antwerp. This series reflected the medieval tradition of decorating calendars with images of human occupations relating to a particular month of the year.
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Herod's Feast and the Beheading of John the Baptist, Benozzo Gozzoli

Feast of Herod and the Beheading of the Head of John the Baptist - Benozzo Gozzoli. 23.8 x 34.5 Benozzo Gozzoli, a Florentine Renaissance artist, is known for his beautiful monumental frescoes. The cycle "Procession of the Magi", which has been preserved to this day, performed by the painter for the Palazzo of the Medici family, amazes and surprises the audience with its colorful and rich details.
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The Return of the Prodigal Son, Gverchino, 1628

The Return of the Prodigal Son - Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino). 125x163 The baroque master Gverchino (1591-1666) repeatedly turned to the gospel parable of the prodigal son, interpreting it with all the passion inherent in the painters of this artistic direction. In this picture, he depicted a scene where a father, rejoicing at the return of a departed from the house and wasting his part of the inheritance to his son, orders to bring him good clothes.
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"Walk of the King", Alexander N. Benois - description of the painting

Walk of the king - Alexander Nikolaevich Benois. 48 x 62 cm Benoit was an artist, theorist and art critic; he has authored many monographs and studies on individual artists and the history of art in general. The work of Benoit-artist is mainly devoted to two topics: “France of the Sun King era” and “Petersburg of the 18th - early 19th centuries”, which were embodied in a certain kind of historical painting, creating a special “retrospective” look at the past.
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Mahi on the balcony, Francisco Goya

Mahi on the balcony - Francisco Goya. 194.9x125.7To the image of makha, a girl from the very midst of life, a typical Spanish woman, Francisco Goya (1746-1828), in whose painting realism and the tart taste of his fantasies were combined, he returned more than once. In this picture, the artist depicted two young beauties in national costumes - the mahs wore them in contrast to the French fashion accepted in the upper layers of Spanish society - and two machos, their gentlemen.
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Christ in the house of Martha and Mary, Diego Velazquez - description of the painting

Christ in the house of Martha and Mary is Diego Velazquez. Around 1618 Large figures in the foreground of this canvas, made around 1618, as well as a still life on the kitchen table, are very characteristic of the style of early Velazquez; typical for the artist and the selected plot. Unusually, only a shift in the emphasis of the picture, namely, the figure of Christ in the chair, who is having a penetrating conversation with Mary and the other woman who are listening carefully to him, is in the background.
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