I would like to tell you about a wonderful museum - the Åland Maritime Museum in Mariehamn (Finland). Its permanent exhibition includes 8 sections telling about various topics, for example, one of the halls of this museum, which tells us about hunting and fishing, returns us to the events of the Stone Age and the first settlers of these islands.
Study of the model - Jean-Louis Andre Theodore Gericault. 64x53Theodore Gericault (1791-1824), while retaining the inherent attraction to classicism for the ideal generalization and heroization of the image, was the first in French painting to express the romanticism of a rebellious personality deeply in conflict with the world.
St. 1502 Carpaccio painted in 1502. The painting depicts an episode in which a lion wandered into the monastery of St. Jerome is lame because of a splinter in his paw, - Carpaccio shows a lion standing on three legs and with a muzzle distorted from pain. The monks fled in panic, but Jerome affectionately received the beast, healed him and tamed him to do useful work.
Rainbow - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 110х171 Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi - a unique landscape painter of the second half of the XIX - early XX centuries. A serious passion for astronomy, the physics of color and light will be reflected in the artist’s painting. The picture “Rainbow” captures one of the amazing natural conditions described in the Bible.
Snow Maiden - Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. 116x80 Snow Maiden is a favorite fairy-tale character of the Christmas holidays. Vasnetsov creates his picture clearly under the influence of Ostrovsky's tales and Rimsky-Korsakov's opera. A fabulously beautiful night: a snowy forest, flooded with moonlight, starry sky. The snow maiden has just left the forest, she is already ready to take the first step towards people.
Dressing Minerva - Lavinia Fontana. 260x190Born in the artist's family, Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) received painting lessons from her father Prospero. In her works, she developed the traditions of the Bologna academic school inherited from him and often turned to the characters of ancient mythology. This picture depicts Minerva, identified by the Romans with Athena Pallas.