The word pastel comes from the Italian word pasta – dough or pasta. The pastel is colored crayons from a finely ground mixture of a coloring pigment, chalk or a special type of clay and a gum arabic binder.
Pastel occupies an intermediate position between painting and drawing. From a technological point of view, pastel is a graphic, and by its expressive capabilities, pastel can be attributed to painting.
Pastel crayons, consisting of dry colorful pigment bonded with acacia resin (gum arabic), was invented at the end of the 15th century by French artist Jean Perreal for quick sketches of the military company of Louis XI.
The artist introduced the new technique to Leonardo da Vinci, who named the new technique colorire a Continue reading
Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous creators of the XX century. His name becomes a synonym for a whole artistic direction, and his personality not only captivates people who knew the artist, but managed to conquer the whole world.
Pablo Picasso was born on October 15, 1881 in Malaga, a bustling port city in southern Spain. His parents are Maria Picasso Lopez and Jose Runes Blasco. Jose was engaged in painting and taught it.
In 1893, the family moved to Barcelona, where Jose began working at the La Lonja art school. Picasso began to study there, and in 1897 he continued his education at the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts. He soon realized that the Academy would not give him anything, and returned to Barcelona, where he organized his own studio. He was then only 16 years old.
His early paintings are often filled with sadness. He initially subscribed to them – P. Ruiz, but later supplemented this signature with his mother’s maiden name, turning into “P. Ruiz Picasso. ” At the age of twenty, he took himself Continue reading
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 classes on the landscape genre. The first lesson in landscape among first-graders (first-graders 10-11 years old at an art school) takes place traditionally – first you need to get acquainted with the features of the genre, its varieties, with the most famous Russian landscape painters. The real sensual education begins in the next lesson, which I have called “Landscape Poetry.” Examining landscape paintings, we will now try to poetically comprehend the image. Children themselves note that poets dedicate a lot of verses to nature, recall Lermontov, Pushkin, Tyutchev. For me, this is a very suitable moment when I can bring my students to an understanding of the proximity of painting and poetry.
It is known that the arts do not delineate their boundaries and do not reject kinship. The art of image, the art of words, music, like the smokes of three bonfires, combining, intertwine in a single space and participate in a common sacrament – the poetic development of the world. I would like the children to feel this deep connection as soon as possible. This would mean making their spiritual life more complex, filling it with associations, without which true creativity is impossible. Continue reading