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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The design of the office. Interesting idea
Most people can safely say that a significant part of their life is spent at work. This is important to take into account when arranging office space, because the working…

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Graphics by Alexander Deineka of the 1920s and 40s
Alexander Deineka entered the history of Russian art primarily as the author of mosaic panels and large thematic paintings, as an enthusiastic fan of all equipment, terrestrial and celestial, as…

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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

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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The design of the office. Interesting idea
Most people can safely say that a significant part of their life is spent at work. This is important to take into account when arranging office space, because the working…

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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…

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ENGLISH ANTIQUE ENGRAVING, ENGLISH STYLE OF THE XVII-EARLY XX CENTURIES.
THE ORIGIN OF ENGRAVING IN ENGLAND. The English school in engraving is much younger than the Italian, German, or Dutch school. The history of English engraving should probably be kept…

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