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Self Portrait, Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1622-1623

Self Portrait - Anthony Van Dyck. Oil on canvas 116.5x93.5 “Self-portrait”, written by Van Dyck after returning from Italy, is the pearl of the Hermitage collection. The portrait conveys the grace of appearance and the originality of nature "minion of fate", as contemporaries called the painter. It was this, similar to the secular gentleman with thin features and white sleek hands, European aristocrats wanted to see their favorite.
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Toy Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

The history of the Toy Museum in Prague is very interesting. After some time, Steiberg’s apartment could no longer accommodate all the exhibits of the future museum, so the Munich city authorities allocated the old town hall for the museum. But Steiburg is from the Czech Republic, and he was not left with the idea of ​​opening a similar museum in Prague.
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Museum of Torture, The Hague

Not sure what to do with yourself? The Hague Museum of Torture is one of the most popular tourist destinations. People always liked unusual museums, but what could be more unusual than a torture museum? The museum is located in an ancient building, there used to be a prison. Just think, the real place where criminals from all over the state were tortured.
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Museum of Living Butterflies in St. Petersburg

These are unusual museums in which visitors find themselves in a real tropical paradise, filled with beautiful butterflies that flutter everywhere. Often in such museums you can still see exotic birds, fish, a large number of living tropical plants. The magic corner of the tropics will not leave anyone indifferent!
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Painting Repin Didn't Wait

Did not wait - Ilya Efimovich Repin. 160.5 x 167.5 cm One of the most famous paintings by Repin, thanks to school reading books and textbooks, is known to every student. The picture is filled with a thick and viscous atmosphere. The depicted instant allows you to study it from all angles. Everything is here - and intense indecision, fear, admiration, joy, fear.
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The death of Mary, Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio

The death of Mary - Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio. 369x245In this painting, written for the altar of the Roman church of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastera, Caravaggio, a reformer artist, gives his interpretation of the traditional plot of the Assumption of the Virgin. Traditionally, the departure from the life of the Virgin Mary was not regarded as a tragedy, since the Mother of God, who survived to old age, after death ascended to heaven and reunited forever with her beloved Son.
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