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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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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Creating posters "oil on canvas" from photos
The creation of posters is the latest trend of modern art. This direction began to gain fame quite recently. It was not accidentally introduced to the contemporary art market. With…

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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 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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Alexander Nikolaevich Benois: monarchical tendencies in painting or subtle realism of a master?

First of all, I would like to know what picturesque associations do you have with this unusual surname – Benoit? You are absolutely right! Kings and emperors, the court suite and, of course, the beauty of castles and palaces. After all, the favorite themes in the painting of the great master are “France of the times of Louis XIV” and “Petersburg of the 18th, beginning of the 19th century”.

Here is what Benoit wrote to his nephew: I am intoxicated with Versailles, this is some kind of illness, love, criminal passion. After graduating from the law university in the 1890s, he begins to paint and travels abroad. Benoit visits Germany and Austria, and later Italy and France. It was under the impression of a trip to France in 1896-1898 that the great artist creates a cycle of watercolors “Walks of Continue reading

Surikova’s “Boyar Morozova: why is this a masterpiece?”

“Boyar Morozov” – a plot from Russian history. And this is an important point.

The tendency to bow before the whole western towards the end of the XIX century began to decline. For the first time in a long time, Russian people became interested in the forgotten past of their country.

This could not but affect art.

Dostoevsky in his novels discusses the spiritual path of the Russian man. In architecture, Russian romanticism flourishes. And Vasily Surikov writes Stenka Razin, Menshikov and Ermak. Continue reading

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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Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi is one of the most prominent artists in the history of Russian landscape painting. The author of the most popular paintings went through a thorny creative path…

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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…

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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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