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“The seashore at night. At the lighthouse ", Aivazovsky - description of the painting

Sea shore at night. 58 x 81 cm. One of the earliest works of the Feodosian collection of the artist and belongs to the student period, when Aivazovsky studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. The painting was painted in 1837. The influence of M.N. Vorobyov, the teacher and mentor of the future greatest painter, is still noticeable: the sea is not so natural as in subsequent works, the sky is rather frightening than realistic, and the details of the painting are from driftwood and boat in the background, to sailing ships swaying in different directions near the horizon in the far one, they would be more suitable for a canvas made in the phantasmagoria genre.
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Wonderful catch, Raphael

A wonderful catch - Raphael. 1515-1516 A wonderful catch of fish, one of the miracles created by Christ, is the first plot in a series of ten sketches for tapestries that Pope Leo X ordered Raphael for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Raphael painted these sketches in 1515-1516; copied by many weavers, they became widely known throughout Europe.
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Amsterdam History Museum

The history of Amsterdam dates back to 1275, when two poor fishermen settled on the banks of the Amstel River. It is from this time until now that the expositions of the Museum of the History of Amsterdam are told. served as an urban orphanage. In the XVII century, it was expanded and reconstructed according to the design of Hendrick de Keyser and Jacob van Kampen - the famous architects of Holland during the “Golden Age”, and in 1976
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Memorial Museum "Prison on Lontsky", Lviv, Ukraine

Perhaps one of the most unusual museums in Ukraine is the Museum-Memorial Prison on Lontsky, since this museum used to be a real prison, which contained a large number of prisoners. According to the museum staff, this is why it is worth visiting Lviv. Let's look at the history of this interesting place.
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Picture Abduction of the daughters of Leucippus, Rubens

Abduction of Leucippus' daughters - Rubens. 224x211 It remains a mystery why the artist beautifully “undressed” the girls - the sisters Gilairu and Phoebe, the daughters of Leucippus, and placed them in the open field, in the midday heat, where Castor and Pollux, which are beautiful cousins, “according to ancient mythology”, “beat them”.
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Museum of steam locomotives in Pereslavl, Russia

Not far from Pereslavl, in the city of Talitsa in 1990, a museum of steam locomotives was opened. The museum features many old train trains, some of which are still underway. In addition to various diesel locomotives and steam locomotives, the museum features the so-called narrow gauge railway, which were used in Russia until the 20th century.
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