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Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious center
Pablo Picasso, Three Women
Maintaining a precarious balance between representation and abstraction, Picasso and Braque saw themselves as pursuing a daring and dangerous course.
A Still Life of Global Dimensions: Antonio de Pereda’s Still Life with Ebony Chest
In this still life, objects and customs from around the world converge around one delicious food: chocolate.
Varvara Stepanova, The Results of the First Five-Year Plan
Stepanova lent her artistic talents to the cause of promoting the ideals of the Soviet Union.
Henri Matisse, Goldfish
To say that Matisse “had a thing for goldfish” would be kind of an understatement.
Ilya Repin, Krestny Khod (Religious Procession) in Kursk Gubernia
Though initially forced to find sponsorship from a wealthy general, Repin’s paintings castigated the upper classes.