Graphics
Graphics is a type of fine art. It can be divided into three types: - monumental - is closely connected with the architectural ensemble, for example, a poster (monumental printed…

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What was the “wildest” artist of the 20th century? To the 150th anniversary of Henri Matisse
Exactly 150 years ago, on the last day of 1869, one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century - Henri Matisse was born. An artist whose painting now…

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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…

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collected herbarium

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

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 and fashion for printing “on canvas”, the real work of artists confidently takes place in the heart of people who value individuality and originality. It is no secret to anyone that it is real painting, in spite of the fame or the unknown of the author, that is authorial and unique. It is impossible to duplicate with 100% hit all the shades of paints and the texture of the strokes.

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“Where Van Gogh Breathes the Stars …”

Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Dutch village of Grot-Sundert, in the family of a rural pastor. Little Vincent was taciturn and gloomy, did not like to play with his brothers and sisters. The character was hectic, even sometimes explosive. He loved to walk, watching the life of insects, was not afraid to go to the forest alone. He collected herbarium, collected beetles and insects. At 8, he began to draw. He sketched peasant women and plowmen, animals and landscapes.

At 12, Vincent was sent to study in a boarding school. He came home only on vacation. Vincent became very attached to Theo’s younger brother, they often walked together.

When Van Gogh turned 16 years old, it was decided at the family council that he would go to work as a Continue reading

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Abstractionism
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