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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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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What is the phenomenon of paintings by V. Lyubarov?
... In 1992, a successful book schedule, Vladimir Lyubarov, unexpectedly for others, dramatically changed his life. Having abandoned the role of a prestigious metropolitan artist, he bought a small house…

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Biographer Giorgio Vasari

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

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 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. CLASSIFICATION AND VARIETIES

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

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…

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CHINESE AND CELTIC ENAMEL
A significant contribution to the technology was made by Iran (Persia), India and China. If we talk about Iran, then it is necessary to note the massive bracelets of silver…

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LESSON AQUARIUS. SEASCAPE
The best way to understand the watercolor technique is to start with a seascape. Even if you do not have experience, it does not matter. There are ready-made solutions in…

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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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