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Description of Peter Rubens painting "Fur Coat"

After the death of his first wife in 1626, Rubens marries a second time, his wife becomes the daughter of his friend, young Elena Faurment, with whom he lived a happy 10 years of life until his death. During this period, she very often posed for her husband's portraits, helping her to create world masterpieces.
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Description of the sculpture of Venus de Milo

In the history of art there are not many sculptures that instantly gained popularity. The widely revered statue of Venus de Milo is one of them. Venus in ancient Roman mythology was originally the goddess of spring and flowering; belonged to the oldest Italian deities. Venus later began to be revered as the goddess of love and beauty, which was captured by the Greek sculptor Agessander in the 4th century BC.
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Description of the artwork Qi Baishi Eagle on a pine

The painting "Eagle on a Pine" containing elements of calligraphy, which belongs to the brush of Chinese artist Qi Baishi, was sold at a Beijing auction for 425.5 million yuan, which in terms of dollars is 65.4 million. The auction at which this painting was sold was held on May 22 by the China Guardian auction house.
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Description of the engraving by Albrecht Durer "Melancholy"

The painting is a carving engraving, the base of which is made of copper. Its author is the German artist Albrecht Durer, who completed work on his creation in 1514. During the life of the artist, it was customary to divide the melancholic into several types. Dürer himself referred to the first type. Critics consider the "mysterious work" of Dürer the "melancholy".
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Description of Claude Monet's “Japanese Bridge” (Pond with Water Lilies)

The French artist Claude Monet was very fond of writing a pond with water lilies, located in his own garden in the town of Giverny. He painted this pond at different times, from different angles and in any light. Sometimes he had to work in parallel on several images of his pond, as the sun was moving, everything was changing, and the work begun earlier had to be left for the next.
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