Apocalypse is a world-famous cycle of wood engravings by Albrecht Durer on a religious theme. The series, performed by a German artist in a three-year period from 1496, consists of 15 works depicting the biblical Revelation of the Last Judgment. Engravings were published twice. And the most famous is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The theme of nature has always excited creative people in Russia. Therefore, endless expanses were extolled, artists glorified beautiful centuries-old trees, which are an image of power and worship for residents. One of such artists of the twentieth century - I.E. Grabar, decided to capture in his works the trees known to everyone that cannot leave anyone indifferent.
Myasoedov Grigory Grigoryevich wrote this work in 1872. This painting became the hallmark of the artist-Wanderer. The artist relied on this work on local materials. Post-reform Russia appears before the viewer. Local self-government bodies have just begun to be created in the form of zemstvos.
1903 - the year of writing “Silence”. The year when Nesterov, for a long time looking for inspiration and images for a new picture, which was to be called "Holy Russia", finally found what he was looking for. His find turned out to be a small monastery in the Siberian wilderness - the Solovetsky Monastery. Life in it was simple and often difficult - to devote all day to services would not even work out for a big holiday.
In the Tretyakov Gallery there are two paintings by Levitan “Golden Autumn” - the 95th and 96th years. The artist lived these years near the ancient village of Ostrovno (mentioned even in the annals of the end of the Horde yoke) near Vyshny Volochyok, in the Tver region (two even more ancient cities). For some reason, the earlier work, 1895, is considered to be the best of the two paintings, " Fall".
The painting depicts a mighty castle, which, apparently, has not stood for a century among sharp rocks. The background is a formidable, almost black sky. Castle windows reflect a red glow, possibly of a battle raging nearby. The sky filled with bloody colors should symbolize the imminent onset of war.