"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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How to buy a painting for investment
Buying paintings by contemporary artists, even little-known ones, can often be associated with significant spending of money. Therefore, it is important to talk about the profitability and justification of such…

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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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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Themes of paintings in the apartment

Buy paintings with positive energy and themes and avoid paintings depicting scenes of war, violence, disasters, destruction, diseases, terrible monsters, etc.

Do not forget that the apartment is a multifunctional environment and each room needs its own paintings. The living room can be decorated with bright, juicy impressionist paintings or beautiful urban landscapes. And if we are talking about the bedroom, where people usually relax, it is clearly not worth buying there paintings depicting a sailing ship racing on the crest of a wave, a storm, wind, waterfall, hunting scenes, it is better to choose more restrained and calming colors and plot. 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 think.

Visual art has many goals, and one of them is to make the viewer see familiar things differently-through the eyes of the artist, not their own. Distorting nature is one way to achieve this goal.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) once said that there is a very fine line between an accurate image of a face and a caricature. Many of his portraits are not so far removed from the works of modern animators: their characteristic facial features-nose, chin, etc. – are deliberately exaggerated, so that the character is recognized almost instantly. Continue reading

Care for paintings and frames: cleaning features
Everyone takes care of cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom, and study, but there are some items in the house that are often forgotten in the rush of all…

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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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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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ENGLISH CARICATURE.
A significant part of old English engravings are caricatures. The genre of caricature itself existed before. Leonardo da Vinci's caricatures are known, and many of Bruegel's and Bosch's canvases have…

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