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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How to buy a picture as a gift
If you are reading this article and are thinking about choosing a picture for a gift, then You have already made the right choice. If you approach the purchase with…

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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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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 or less accurately known to us: this is the turn of the XIV and XV centuries. In the East, in China, engraving appeared much earlier, in the VIII century, but there it remained a local phenomenon that did not go beyond this country.

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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 he follows all the rules, can get a completely different result than he expected. But at the same time, watercolor is a very grateful technique, because it allows you to get the finest nuances of halftones that are not available to any other technique.

Watercolors came to Europe during the Renaissance. All lovers of vintage painting of the famous “Hare” by Albrecht Durer. But only in the XVIII century, the masters of English painting were the first to actively use watercolors and developed the basic principles of this technique. Continue reading

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 L. S. Bakst, A. N. Benois, Somov K. A., Dobuzhinsky M. V., Roerich N. K., V. M. and A. M. Vasnetsov, V. D. Polenov, V. A. Serov, M. V. Nesterov, I. I. Levitan, I. A. Korovin, poets A. Bely, D. Merezhkovsky and Z. Gippius, Yu. F.Sologub, V. Bryusov, K. D. Balmont, ballet master S. p. Diaghilev and many others. The joint publication of Mir iskusstva magazine attached special importance to this trend of creative personalities, and the passion for the modern style – a bright art criticism dominant. Continue reading

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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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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The origins of enlightened vandalism
Of course, it is worth making an important reservation: street art and its authors are very diverse in their origins. This is not an art direction that logically grows out…

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The origins of enlightened vandalism
Of course, it is worth making an important reservation: street art and its authors are very diverse in their origins. This is not an art direction that logically grows out…

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