"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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Artist Konstantin Andreevich Somov
Konstantin Somov is one of the representatives of Russian symbolism. The composition of the artist's style was largely influenced by his training in the Paris Studio Colorassi (1897-1899), it was…

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About the World of art movement of the beginning of the XX century
The art Association Mir iskusstva, which was formed at the beginning of the XX century in Russia and went partly to emigrate after the Revolution, United such artists as artists…

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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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 yet been sufficiently studied, as it is often complicated by the disparity of collections-the exhibits not only adorn the collections of museums in Europe or the United States, but also are in private collections, from time to time becoming the top positions of the world’s leading auction houses.
The artistic process after the Revolution of 1917 was torn in two – part remained in Russia, the other began to develop in emigration. It is impossible to say unequivocally that there were no analogues in the world history of art of such a mass Exodus until now. There were many examples of artists working in a different national environment, and one of them is the formation of the international Paris school. Continue reading

Artist Konstantin Andreevich Somov

Konstantin Somov is one of the representatives of Russian symbolism. The composition of the artist’s style was largely influenced by his training in the Paris Studio Colorassi (1897-1899), it was then that he mastered the lessons of modernity and French Rococo. The scenes of his paintings resemble the gallant balls and masquerades that were characteristic of the past XVIII century. Modernity in his works is mystically connected with the previous era, the genre scenes of his paintings are reminiscences of the past century, his characters vaguely resemble the puppets of Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard, but unlike his predecessors, the artist gives the images a mystical ghostliness rather than elegant refinement. V. A. Lenyashin rightly noted that the origins of Somov “beyond the past days”, much deeper, more hidden: Botticelli, Watteau, Hoffman[.
Ghostly-transparent eroticism, without which Somov could not think of art, then permeates the irreparably spicy pages of the “Book of the Marquise”, and appears (like a Casanova doll) in the naively defiant and mechanically Frank appearance of Columbine. Continue reading

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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"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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The balance of power in the modern art market: the largest auction houses
If we talk about the current state of the world art market as a whole, then it is" ruled by the ball " three countries-the hegemon-the United States, China, and…

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What is printed graphics?
The online store of contemporary art in Moscow "Artimex" offers to your attention a large selection of graphics by Russian and foreign artists. By visiting our store, you can buy…

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