ORIGINS OF PRIVATE ART COLLECTION
According to Umberto Eco [2], pure enjoyment of beauty should not be weighed down by possession. However, rarely is anyone capable of such a “pure” enjoyment. I want to own…

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How to choose a picture in the house
In modern interior design, not only posters or art decorations, but also paintings are increasingly used. Traditional oil painting is undergoing another revival. Despite the general availability of printed materials…

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THE MOST FAMOUS MUSEUMS OF GREAT ARTISTS
SIMONETTA VESDUCHI (SIMONETTA DEI CATTANEY) Beloved Sandro Botticelli The wife of Marco Vespucci, whose brother, Amerigo, gave his name to America, discovered by Christopher Columbus. The great artist Sandro Botticelli…

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City Pictures

The world of colors and romance of urban everyday life. The plots are diverse, inspiring authors to create pictures of cities in the world. The city is beautiful in the light of night lamps, and in the rays of the bright sun. A stranger swiftly swept through the puddles. But the first autumn leaf circled over the tiled roofs, personifying the inevitable change of seasons.

You are presented with oil paintings depicting the city and city streets.

There are as many plots as there are creative ideas in the mind of a talented author, and each of them can become a pretext for creating a real masterpiece – a charming canvas, ready to become a real decoration of your living room, bedroom, hallway. 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 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

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

For many centuries, the Bible has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, poets, and writers. Without claiming to be innovative, let us see how the three great artists refracted the same parable in the crystal of their work.

The parable of the prodigal son tells us that the son left home, returned naked and barefoot. The father received him, ordered to kill the fat calf in honor of the return of his son. In the era of religious wars, violent peasant uprisings, Jacquerie and Bashmak, this parable was very relevant and two great contemporaries, Bosch and Durer turned to this story, showing us different facets and reasons for the appearance “Prodigal sons.” The third of the great artists examined here, Rembrandt, was born eighty years after the death of the youngest of them, Dürer, in a more relaxed era and his interpretation of the parable is much calmer than the works of Bosch and, especially, Dürer, saturated with tragedy.

Jerome Bosch (1460 – 1516) showed us a young man who returns home, having been defeated in the fight against life circumstances. Let’s take a closer look. Tired, one wants to say “dear young man”, returns Continue reading

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The history of still life as a genre
In art, still life (from the French. Natur morte - "dead nature") is usually called the image of inanimate objects, united in a single compositional group. Still life can have…

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Baroque
Baroque - (Portuguese. Baroco - freaky, bad, wrong, spoiled). The term "baroque" has many meanings in the history of art. Among them are narrower, to indicate artistic styles in art…

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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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HISTORY OF PASTEL PAINTING
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…

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