Paintings with bridges
The bridge, a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has invariably attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. In the history of…

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HISTORY OF SALE OF PAINTING ON AUCTIONS
CHRISTIE'S Savior of the world. Leonardo da Vinci. Sold at Christie's for $ 450,000,000 The first fine arts market was captured by commissioner pioneer former Marine Officer James Christie Sr.…

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Fake PICTURES
Fake paintings, as an imitation of the painting style and plot of the work of a famous master for enrichment, has always existed. According to experts, the amount of funds…

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many techniques

GENRES IN CHINESE ART

Go-hua traditional Chinese painting is considered to be close in spirit and used tools to calligraphy.
In China, mascara tiles, which are ground with water to the desired consistency, as well as water-based paints with mineral and vegetable pigments, are used as a color carrier.
Silk, cotton fabric, sometimes paper is used as the basis of the picture. To paint use brushes made of bamboo and wool of domestic or wild animals.
The color scheme of traditional Chinese painting is laconic and consists of three, four discreet colors, rich tonal transitions of the same color, usually the color of black mascara. The white color of the sheet or fabric creates a conditional airspace and is the current color, and not the emptiness of an unfilled field.
Artists create a harmonious and poetic world of nature, plants, animals and birds, using the basic stylistic techniques that have developed over many centuries. The main styles of traditional painting are gunbi (thorough brush) and sei (rough brush). Gunbi technique is characterized by thoroughness and accuracy in writing details, a clear drawing of the elements of the picture. In the sei technique, the artist is more concerned with conveying Continue reading

HISTORY OF SALE OF PAINTING ON AUCTIONS

CHRISTIE’S
Savior of the world. Leonardo da Vinci. Sold at Christie’s for $ 450,000,000 The first fine arts market was captured by commissioner pioneer former Marine Officer James Christie Sr. Having arranged the first sale in 1766 in London, he soon already owned a room with a specially built auction room for him. Christie owed her heyday to the 1848 revolution, which marked the “era of great sales.” It is believed that it was Christie who turned the trade in antiques into art – the largest auctions of the 18th and 19th centuries were held here. And by the way, none other than James Christie himself acted as an intermediary in a deal to sell the collection of paintings by Sir Robert Walpole to the Russian Empress Catherine II. The purchased collection of works of art became the basis of the future Hermitage Museum.

SOTHEBY’S
Sotheby’s founder was book seller Samuel Baker, who held his first auction in London in 1744 and published the first book with a fixed price. In 1754, Baker opened a permanent auction house. For a century, Baker and his successors Continue reading

Frescoes in the slough

World painting boasts an impressive history of fakes. Such things have happened at all times and in all countries. And one of the funniest hoaxes happened half a century ago in Germany.

As it is known, lawsuits exposing counterfeiters are not uncommon. And any of them should start, the media must inform the on-call sensation, although far from fresh: “75 million lime masterpieces circulate throughout Europe, and, according to experts, their number will increase every year!”

That’s after all what heights the falsifiers, mystifiers and other adventurers from art have reached! But it is unlikely that they would be able to turn their scams so easily if there weren’t good “teachers” behind them who prepared the ground for that …
Incendiary bombs dropped on Lübeck performed, as they wrote in the newspapers, a miraculous cleansing. Causing Continue reading

Landscape poetry
My art history lessons are different. I give lectures to adults, and I try to talk more with children, play, cause “co-creation” in them. Especially exciting for both parties are…

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The night Watch. About the most mysterious picture of Rembrandt
"Night Watch" is one of the most mysterious paintings in the world. Everyone knows that this is not a night landscape at all. It’s just that the picture has darkened,…

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Pictures of an Elusive World - Ukiyo-e
Identity is a key feature of Japanese ukiyo-e engravings. Having no analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation…

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CHINESE AND CELTIC ENAMEL
A significant contribution to the technology was made by Iran (Persia), India and China. If we talk about Iran, then it is necessary to note the massive bracelets of silver…

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