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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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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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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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 and gold worn by men and women. They are a simple ring that closes with the symmetrical heads of animals. On some products you can see the remains of inlay with blue cloisonne enamel. It is necessary to dwell on China in more detail, since it was the Chinese masters who achieved certain successes in this technique. In the Shoshoin treasury there is a silver mirror in the form of a blooming lotus made using the cloisonne enamel technique.
Much later, several other enamels will appear. Chinese painted enamels are one of the few types of applied art, which until recently had received almost no attention. They entered the literature under the name Continue reading

How did the artist Mikhail Germashev draw the last ray of the setting sun?

The sun sets, and the wind died down, There is no trace of those lights pierced by clouds; Here, on the outskirts, a living and unburning wavered, All that steppe illuminated and faded ray. There is already no sun, there is no day of tireless aspirations, Only the sunset will burn for a long time a little visibly; Oh, if heaven had judged without grievous languor, It would be the same for me, looking back at life, to die! Athanasius Fet Vladimir Egorovich pretty rubbed his hands, shook his disheveled hair. Today is Wednesday, which means – again fun, the joy of creative communication. His house will be filled with noise and noise, heated debate and deafening laughter. The most talented and restless brothers will gather again with him.

Artists are people from God, people are creators. Vladimir Shmarovin organized his famous mediums for Continue reading

Painter Canaletto and Warsaw. What connects them?

The artist and the city. This artist painted urban views, urban landscapes (this genre is called “Veduta”). Someone was engaged in portraits, someone in nature, someone in barracks, and Bernardo Belotto was devoted to urban views.

As a rule, these were streets, squares, buildings that existed in his time. But how can an artist create without imagination? Does not work! And what comes out from under his brush? It can be a fantastic view of the city, that is, one in which everything is fiction. It can be a self-portrait against the background of the city landscape, where the landscape existed only in the imagination of the artist, and the self-portrait is similar to the original only in the outlines of the figure and face. We are facing a painting by Bernardo Belotto, nicknamed “Canaletto”, which is called “Architectural Fantasy with a Self-Portrait in the Costume of the Ambassador of Venice.”

A luxurious wig, a rich raspberry cloak, a sparkling gold cloak on the left shoulder – apparently, this was what the ambassador of Venice looked like in those years. And all this – against the backdrop of a complex architectural structure: a bridge at a height of about five meters, the longest colonnade with a gallery … Continue reading

COURSE CASES OF SALES OF PICTURES AT AUCTIONS
Nobody can guarantee 100 percent authenticity of certain objects of art today. Auction house Sotheby's gives a guarantee on the authenticity of a work of art for two years. Often,…

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A LITTLE ABOUT WALL PAINTING
FRESCO Fresco (derived from Italian. Fresco, literally - fresh) is one of the wall painting techniques. The painting is painted on wet plaster with paints diluted in water. When dried,…

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Paintings with bridges
The bridge, a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has invariably attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. In the history of…

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Painter Canaletto and Warsaw. What connects them?
The artist and the city. This artist painted urban views, urban landscapes (this genre is called “Veduta”). Someone was engaged in portraits, someone in nature, someone in barracks, and Bernardo…

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