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Fire in the quarter of San Marquola, Francesco Guardi, 1789

Fire in the quarter of San Marquola - Francesco Guardi. 32x51The fire of the oil depots on November 28, 1789 in the Venetian Ghetto is another alarm sign that heralded the sunset of the great city. The seventy-eight-year-old artist, despite his malaise, nevertheless made in-kind sketches. One of them, located today in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, served as the basis for the painting “Fire in the San Marquola Quarter” (the second picture is in the Correr Museum in Venice).
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Portrait of Countess E.P. Rastopchina, O.A. Kiprensky, 1809

Portrait of Countess E. 61x77 Female images created by the recognized master of portrait of O. Each of the portraits of the painter conquers with an amazing penetration into the depths of the soul, a unique originality of appearance, the finest craftsmanship of execution. In 1809 Kiprensky painted two paired portraits: Count F.V. Rostopchin and his wife.
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Biography and paintings of Edward Manet

One of the most outstanding painters in France, Edouard Manet, was born in 1832. However, the young man from a very young age dreamed of artistic activity. Under the influence of his parents, the young Mane makes an attempt to enter one of the Marine Schools. Mane exam does not stand. After that, he goes on a trip to the shores of South America.
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Guhara Palace Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The Royal Palace of Al-Guhara, the official residence of Egyptian monarchs for a century and a half, is located in the southern part of Cairo Citadel. This building has become a museum recently, but the exposition deserves attention. The palace of El-Guhara was built in the early 19th century on the orders of the first of the kings Mohammed Ali.
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Jupiter and Semela - Gustave Moreau

Jupiter and Semela - Gustave Moreau. Around 1894, Gustave Moreau was a prominent figure in the movement of the Symbolists, creating images saturated with mysticism and emotions. Thanks to the thick layers of paint, his painting, depicting fantastic scenes in which the characters from mythology, history and religion participated, seemed inlaid, almost covered with precious stones.
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