How one of the richest artists of the 19th century spoiled the reputation of his own grandson: “Soap bubbles” by Millet
Soap Bubbles is a painting by John Everett Millet, written in 1886, which became famous due to the use of soap in advertising. Unremarkable at first glance, the picture hides…

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HOW TO DIFFER FROM A WRITTEN PICTURE BY OIL FROM PRINTING ON CANVAS?
There are three options for paintings printed on canvas: just printing with subsequent coating of varnish, printing with processing gel texture and printing with oil finishing. There is also a…

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What do false portraits lie to us?
When I read that, supposedly, Nicholas II or his wife, as well as someone else from the highest aristocracy have “degeneration features”, or “what all these princesses are scary,” I…

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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 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 Continue reading

Portraiture from a photograph
Any interaction often also involves mutual use. If a photograph initially perceived such pictorial structures as a composition and a system of genres, so that “the first person who saw…

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Angelika Kaufman
Angelik Kaufman, a German artist of the 18th century can be safely put on a par with the most famous representatives of classicism. Now her name is not very well…

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Painting
Painting, a type of fine ar t, artwork, which is created using paints applied to any hard surface. Like other forms of art, painting performs ideological and cognitive tasks, and…

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Picasso Pablo
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…

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