"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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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…

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

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“GOLDEN AGE” OF THE ENGLISH WATERCOLOR SCHOOL.

The works of masters of the Georgian era, who clearly showed the picturesque possibilities of watercolors, honed already known techniques and created many new ones, led to the true flourishing of the English school of watercolors in the XIX century. Many of the best old paintings of the Victorian era are executed in this technique. Researchers of antique painting in England with good reason claim that at the beginning of the XIX century, watercolor becomes almost the most important type of English fine art.

A sign of the popularity of the watercolor technique was the Foundation Of the society of watercolors in 1804. Continue reading

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 then that he mastered the lessons of modernity and French Rococo. The scenes of his paintings resemble the gallant balls and masquerades that were characteristic of the past XVIII century. Modernity in his works is mystically connected with the previous era, the genre scenes of his paintings are reminiscences of the past century, his characters vaguely resemble the puppets of Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard, but unlike his predecessors, the artist gives the images a mystical ghostliness rather than elegant refinement. V. A. Lenyashin rightly noted that the origins of Somov “beyond the past days”, much deeper, more hidden: Botticelli, Watteau, Hoffman[.
Ghostly-transparent eroticism, without which Somov could not think of art, then permeates the irreparably spicy pages of the “Book of the Marquise”, and appears (like a Casanova doll) in the naively defiant and mechanically Frank appearance of Columbine. Continue reading

Paintings with bridges

The bridge-a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has always attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. Throughout the history of world painting, famous and little-known masters have created tens of thousands of paintings with bridges. Very often, bridges become elements of an integral urban landscape, presenting a single complete ensemble in the neighborhood of monumental architecture.

At the same time, a great number of works are devoted to charming rural landscapes with modest wooden bridges that look more like a ferry. Continue reading

"GOLDEN AGE" OF THE ENGLISH WATERCOLOR SCHOOL.
The works of masters of the Georgian era, who clearly showed the picturesque possibilities of watercolors, honed already known techniques and created many new ones, led to the true flourishing…

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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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ANTIQUE MARKET IN EUROPE, FAKES IN THE ANTIQUE MARKET
Developed art market appears in the XVII century. in the Netherlands, which was the first in Europe to become a bourgeois Republic. This is where the relationship between the artist…

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About artistic emigration from Russia to the West (1920-1950s)
Russian Russian emigration's artistic heritage is still an important issue in the concept of the development of Russian art in the XX century. The contribution of individual representatives has not…

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