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“Summer Pastoral”, Francois Boucher - description of the painting

Summer Pastoral - Francois Boucher. 197 x 259 cm The life of Francois Boucher was marked by an upsurge, wildly popular and ... a fall. The fashionable artist was oblivious as soon as the capricious audience was tired of his colorful and whimsical paintings. The painter worked a lot in the genre of landscape, while he was interested in both urban motifs and rustic scenery.
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“Malle Babbe”, Frans Hals - description of the painting

Malle Babbe - France Hals. 75 x 64 cm Frans Hals has a lively and light style. He likes their cheerful attitude to life, the simplicity and liveliness of emotions. One of the characteristic, vibrant and very emotional works of Hals is the famous “Malle Babbe”, which became the artist’s most recognizable painting. According to the discovered documents, it is known that this woman actually lived in Haarlem, She kept a tavern and in 1653 either was sent to prison, or to a correctional house, or to a monastery shelter.
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Autumn thaw, Arkhip Kuindzhi - description of the painting

Autumn thaw - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 70x110 cm Arkhip Kuindzhi doesn’t have many joyless pictures, but “Autumn Thaw” can be called one of the most joyless and hopeless scenes. The choice of a social theme was determined by the aspiring painter to join the Association of Wanderers, who advocated not only for acquaintance with the fine arts of wider the masses, but also for the sociality of art itself - the problem of inequality, the difficult life of the poor was the main leitmotif in the paintings of many representatives of the Partnership.
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