Socialist realism
Social realism as a way of perceiving reality and work in an embellished form appeared in the USSR in the 1930s and was intended to replace the "bourgeois" art, which…

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Avant-garde and social realism
Avant-gardism, developed in literature by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Velimir Khlebnikov, has also spread powerfully in Russian painting since the 1910s. As early as the 1910s, Kazimir Malevich (who created the…

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How to buy an authentic painting
Methods for verifying authenticity when purchasing paintings, graphics, and other works of modern art. When you are going to buy a fairly expensive painting to invest money, as a gift,…

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The origins of enlightened vandalism

Of course, it is worth making an important reservation: street art and its authors are very diverse in their origins. This is not an art direction that logically grows out of its predecessors, but rather some polymorphic resulting one that has more than one factor of influence in each particular case. Therefore, artists of the twentieth century (for example, Richard Hambleton, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, etc.) were certainly one of the sources for the emergence of street art, but not the only one, and perhaps not the main one. Other sources were:

> spray-graffiti, Brazilian pichaçao, murals (which were made by big artists like Rivera, Siqueiros, etc.).); Continue reading

ART articles: distortions in painting
Deliberate distortions of nature are used by artists to create a more expressive and expressive picture. These distortions can be exciting or funny, but they always prompt the viewer to…

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Artist Konstantin Andreevich Somov
Konstantin Somov is one of the representatives of Russian symbolism. The composition of the artist's style was largely influenced by his training in the Paris Studio Colorassi (1897-1899), it was…

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Engraving: concept, essence.
Engraving is the youngest type of fine art. If the origin of painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture is lost in prehistoric times, the time of the appearance of engraving is more…

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Portraiture
A portrait (the French word portrait) is an image of a person's appearance and personality. The first portraits appeared several thousand years ago in ancient Egypt. They were huge stone…

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