Portraiture
A portrait (the French word portrait) is an image of a person's appearance and personality. The first portraits appeared several thousand years ago in ancient Egypt. They were huge stone…

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Portrait painting from a photo
Any interaction often involves mutual use as well. If photography initially perceived such pictorial structures as composition and the system of genres, so that "the first person who saw the…

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ENGLISH WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF THE OLD MASTERS
Watercolor is often called the most capricious and unpredictable technique. This is due to many nuances of the behavior of water-based paints. An inexperienced artist in watercolor painting, even if…

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Monthly Archives: July 2018

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.

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Paintings by Russian artists-reproductions of masterpieces and author’s works

Trying to please the spoiled audience, the first genre artists wrote light beautiful scenes, often on foreign material. Such pictures were supposed to delight the eye and please the heart.

Time passed, and by the second half of the XIX century, genre painting pushed all other genres into the background. Viewers now did not tell the brush masters which subjects to choose for the paintings. Continue reading

Portrait painting from a photo

Any interaction often involves mutual use as well. If photography initially perceived such pictorial structures as composition and the system of genres, so that “the first person who saw the photo (with the exception of its creators) would have taken it for a picture” (V. Benjamin), then the painting itself inevitably appeared at the other pole, “copying” any features inherent in photography. The possibilities that photography had were as different as its use among artists. For some, it was only a document that could accurately convey reality, or a collection of memory images, a phenomenon similar in aesthetic views, and, finally, a way of seeing. (Elena Zyryanova, course “Painting and photography”). Continue reading

The most expensive sales on the world art market
One of the most interesting topics in the art market is the most expensive works sold in the world. We are talking about works sold in the last twenty or…

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Soviet painting-the history of modern art
The culture of the Soviet and post-Soviet period is a bright large-scale turn of the Russian heritage. The events of 1917 became a reporting point in the development of a…

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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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Why do we recommend buying paintings by contemporary artists?
Our gallery of contemporary art offers a large selection of paintings, paintings, and graphics by contemporary artists. We specialize in modern painting and contemporary art and sincerely believe that the…

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