ENGLISH WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF THE OLD MASTERS
Watercolor is often called the most capricious and unpredictable technique. This is due to many nuances of the behavior of water-based paints. An inexperienced artist in watercolor painting, even if…

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Baroque in painting
Baroque (from Italian - strange, whimsical), a style in the painting and architecture of Europe and Latin America of the late XVI — mid XVIII century. In fine art, the…

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The most expensive sales on the world art market
One of the most interesting topics in the art market is the most expensive works sold in the world. We are talking about works sold in the last twenty or…

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History of still life as a genre

In fine art, still life (from FR. natur morte – “dead nature”) is usually called the image of inanimate objects United in a single compositional group. Still life can have both an independent meaning and be an integral part of the composition of a genre painting.

The still life expresses a person’s attitude to the world around them. It reveals the understanding of beauty that is inherent in the artist as a person of his time. Continue reading

How to form a collection of paintings
Buying a painting for a collection? Some tips You may have been given a painting or you may have purchased one or more paintings and want to make a collection.…

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Impressionism as a way of perceiving the world
The name of the style impressionism (impressionnisme) came from the French word impression-impression. This name is a style that has had a serious impact on the development of world art,…

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Soviet painting-the history of modern art
The culture of the Soviet and post-Soviet period is a bright large-scale turn of the Russian heritage. The events of 1917 became a reporting point in the development of a…

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Etching techniques in modern graphics
The history of exlibris gives us an example of a surprising but fairly common metamorphosis. Born as an ordinary utilitarian owner's signature, ex-libris has become an independent section of artistic…

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