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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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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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…

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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 as a legacy or a successful purchase
If you inherited an authentic Andy Warhol painting or purchased it yourself some 45-50 years ago, then you, your children, and grandchildren are well – off people. A less famous author can also make good money. After all, modern painting is not only an opportunity to surround yourself with something beautiful, but also a way to earn a lot.
Russians traditionally perceive investing in art objects as a kind of exotic. Continue reading

What kind of art is this? Street art and art

Street art is not images, it is a variety of statements in various forms. Simply because it is in this capacity that modern Western civilization uses images in public space (especially on street walls and other similar objects).

And so, when talking about street art, it is necessary to talk about the rhetoric of images, including in the interpretation: the author and his gesture, the audience and its cultural background, the context and means, as well as the goals and effects of the message. It is also worth remembering that due to the reflexivity of thinking, people are able (sometimes purely intuitively) to understand these points, and therefore anyone who makes street art, simultaneously practices some form of thinking. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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