From several biographical sources it is known that Michelangelo forged ancient Roman sculptures. He created a new marble sculpture, then smashed it, buried it in the garden and after some time declared that he had found Roman antiques.
A few years later, Cardinal Raffael Riario discovered a forgery and demanded his money back from antique dealer Baldassare del Milanese. He took the Sleeping Cupid back and sold it much more as the original Michelangelo, since by this time Michelangelo had become the most sought-after sculptor.
Biographer Giorgio Vasari wrote: “Michelangelo also reproduced the drawings of various old masters in Continue reading
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
Batik (batik) – the Indonesian word (tik – in Indonesian means “dot” or “drop”, and ba – cotton fabric). Batik is the common name for a variety of methods and techniques of artistic painting on fabric. The art of making batik is based on the principle of redundancy, that is, applying a certain composition to the fabric, in order to preserve and highlight the colors of the pattern or background. Indonesia is traditionally called the homeland of batik, although fabric painting has long been used in Peru, Japan, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Africa and Indochina. Then the batik was not just a beautiful pattern on the fabric, it was considered sacred and its patterns were used as a talisman. In Europe, batik gained fame at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays, batik is used in painting clothes, tablecloths, napkins, decorative Continue reading