British eccentricity
By deliberately exaggerating the image, the artist can lead the viewer away from the surrounding reality into another world that also looks real, but is completely unfamiliar. English artist Stanley…

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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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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: May 2018

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 of printed products and fashion for printing “on canvas”, the real work of artists confidently occupies a place in the heart of people who appreciate individuality and uniqueness. It is no secret that this painting, despite the fame or obscurity of the author, is the author’s and unique. It is impossible to duplicate all shades of colors and texture of strokes with 100% hit.

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British eccentricity

By deliberately exaggerating the image, the artist can lead the viewer away from the surrounding reality into another world that also looks real, but is completely unfamiliar. English artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), born in Cookham, drew inspiration from the Christian faith. In many of his paintings, rural residents are shown in modern versions of traditional religious subjects: for example, “Resurrection” (1924-1926). In this picture, the figures are depicted so inflated that it seems as if they are about to fly into the sky.

Although Spencer did not seek deliberate distortion, such examples arouse the viewer’s curiosity. Popular contemporary artist Veryl Cooke (1926) portrays people as incredibly fat to make them look funnier. Continue reading

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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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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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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Art history analysis and description of Paul Gauguin's painting " the Queen. (The king's wife)»
"There is no perfect beauty without some strangeness of proportion" Edgar Allan PoE The painting can be called one of the best works of Gauguin's late work. The canvas was…

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