Petrov Vodkin - Russian and Soviet artist, writer, teacher. In his works one can often see the theme of motherhood, which is revealed in two keys - either in the context of holiness, the exaltation of the duty of the mother, which, fulfilling its purpose, becomes equal to the saints, or in the context of naturalness and simplicity, part of life and holy everyday life.
Michelangelo is one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance. The sculptor, first of all, he also painted, wrote poetry, was a famous thinker of his time. Speaking about his ancestors, they mention Mesir Simone, Count di Canossa, but there is no documentary evidence of this origin and now it seems doubtful.
The painting “Valkyrie” by Konstantin Vasiliev depicts Odin’s daughter - a warlike blonde maiden taking the lives of dying warriors. In general, the image of war for Vasiliev was most likely associated not with murder and deadly battles, but with the defense of the Motherland and the great battles in which there was a place for its beauty and heroism .
The great Italian Renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli, is the author of many of the greatest works that have become the property of world culture, among which is the canvas entitled “The Return of Judith” written between 1472 and 1473. The Judith is a biblical character, a widow girl who, according to legend, saved inhabitants of the city of Vetulia from the enslavement of the troops of the Assyrian king Holofernes.
"Riders" - a relatively little-known picture of M.V. Until recently, the painting remained unknown (judging by the available images, it can be judged that it was stored in a folded position). Perhaps the painting is a sketch for an unwritten large canvas. This can be judged by some freedom of drawing and lack of detail, uncharacteristic of other works of the artist.
One of the masterpieces of world painting today is considered the painting "The Death of Marat" (1793), painted by the famous French painter Jacques Louis David. Marat was a very good friend of the artist and one of the most tough and fanatical leaders of the bloody revolutionary events in France. He was killed by a decisive stab in his bathroom.