I noticed that the boy stood out not only because of the sense of space but the detail in painting him, also the crow being another emphasis is placed in the remaining empty space.
Conveying a Child's Coffin, Albert Edelfelt, 1879, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
I really like the technique side to this painting, how the sun shines on the people, the reflection of the boat and how the choice of color shows contrast, its a really beautiful painting although somewhat morbid.
Portrait of Professor Ivanov, Ilya Repin, 1882, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
I really like the mood that this image presents the colors are a little dull, its not a vibrant as other portraits and this painting really conveys the mood