Russian genre painting
Russian genre painting was born at the end of the XVIII century, in an era of domination of portraits and large canvases with historical, biblical and mythological subjects. See also…

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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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Investing in contemporary art-sales dynamics
Modern paintings can be a great investment. You only need to buy them in the right place, with qualified advice, and do not rush to " skim the cream» Painting…

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The balance of power in the modern art market: the largest auction houses

If we talk about the current state of the world art market as a whole, then it is” ruled by the ball ” three countries-the hegemon-the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Everything that happens in this market has changed a lot over the past ten years, not least because of globalization. The UPS and downs of the antique market are tied to economic crises. There have been two significant market declines in recent decades. The first significant drop in sales occurred in the period 1990-91, and was associated with the fall of the yen: the Japanese were always among the most active buyers in the art market. Continue reading

"Where van Gogh breathes stars..."
Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world. His name has become a symbol of an entire era. The fate of the artist is quite tragic,…

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How to choose a picture in the house
In modern interior design, more and more applications are found not only posters or art decorations, but also paintings. Traditional oil painting is experiencing another revival. Despite the General availability…

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How to create a collection
The largest collections belong to successful and wealthy owners. Have you ever thought about how to create a collection? And why is one collection known, but only the family and…

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Portrait painting from a photo
Any interaction often involves mutual use as well. If photography initially perceived such pictorial structures as composition and the system of genres, so that "the first person who saw the…

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