Edgar Degas “Blue dancers”, 1897.
Another great impressionist artist Edgar Degas has chosen as its main theme of creativity, the image of the dancers. His paintings abound with images of ballerinas at various points in their work. But the artist himself has always said that depicting dancers is just an excuse to make an attempt to catch the movement of figures and depict wonderful, as if flying fabrics.
In his work, the artist has undoubtedly achieved perfection: his figures live in dance, interact with each other. Continue reading
Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki”
One thousand seven hundred seventy three
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
In the seventies of the 18th century, Empress Catherine II commissioned Levitsky a series of portraits of Smolyan women. These paintings are almost the best that was created in Russian painting of the XVIII century. Continue reading