The History of Russia - anton medvedev

This gallery includes paintings that illustrates the History of Russia by famous Russian artists. It will be possible to see how people lived at that time in Russia, how cities and villages looked like, and It will also include some major historical events in Russian history.

Barge Haulers - wage workers in Russia in XVI-XX centuries, who pulled the ship with the use of string. Painting represents the symbol of slavery and hard work of that time in Russia. It proves with the illustration of the workers. They are very exhausted, wearing dirty clothes, and we can see sorrow on their faces.
The historical process of inclusion of Siberia and Far East as the part of Russia. This painting shows a very good effect of movement - a very detail illustration of landscape, people and weapons brings the action to live. The point of view also plays a big role - we look on the battlefield like we sail on the next boat.
This is the episode of War of the Second Coalition where Russia fights against France. In this picture we see element of movement - solders slide down from the mountain. By looking on their faces we see that they are scared. But some solders look at the Suvorov - the man on white horse - and smile. In this way they trust their leader.
"Streltsy" is the name of Russian troops in 18th century. This picture shows the execution of the troops due to failed uprising. If we take a close look on the picture we see that streltsy hold the candles in their hand. This candles represent misery and death. When the trooper will be taken for execution, his candle will be extinguished.
This is the episode of split of Russian Orthodox Church into new and old believers. Morozova is the woman in black and she is a central character in this picture. She is the one who support the old believe instead of new.That is why she is arrested. Big eyes on the white face represents the will and belief in her innocence. She shows two fingers on her hand - the symbol of old believe.
While looking on the religious procession, artist illustrates the picture of Russian life of the second half of the 19th century.On this painting Repin point on the inequality of the Russian society at that time. As we see, during procession rich people walk in the center, while poor people walk on the edges of the road.
The painting depicts a scene of everyday life on the streets of Moscow. Wooden buildings shows characteristics of 17th century. On this picture contrast plays an important role. While we see dark-gray road, woman wears a very bright red costume. Red used to be a popular color of that time in Russia.
Pancake week - very famous Russian holiday at the beginning of the spring. At this picture artist illustrates the whole fun and joy of the celebration: people skating on the ice hills, riding horses with painted sledges, dance and songs in the villages. All this world was transformed into a fabulous carnival. Snow and yellow-orange ski shows the end of cold winter and beginning of warm spring.
The painting depicts a parade victory against Poland in 1830-1831. The painting illustrates a big amount of people where around 300 of them are famous people of that time. As we look on this painting, we can imaging that we look at this parade from the roof of the building - sky, land and amount of people makes the wide view in this painting.
This painting was created on the the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the State Council in Russia. This painting is famous because of the illustration of the State Council itself. The perspectives from several points of view gave a panorama of the hall, where we can see all person in the hall one by one. Big columns and paintings on the wall makes this picture very realistic and makes feeling of participation on this meeting.
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