Pictures of the city
The world of colors and romance of city everyday life. There are various subjects that inspire authors to create pictures of cities around the world. The city is beautiful in…

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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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Baroque in painting
Baroque (from Italian - strange, whimsical), a style in the painting and architecture of Europe and Latin America of the late XVI — mid XVIII century. In fine art, the…

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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 of the English school of watercolors in the XIX century. Many of the best old paintings of the Victorian era are executed in this technique. Researchers of antique painting in England with good reason claim that at the beginning of the XIX century, watercolor becomes almost the most important type of English fine art.

A sign of the popularity of the watercolor technique was the Foundation Of the society of watercolors in 1804. 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

Themes of paintings in the apartment

Buy paintings with positive energy and themes and avoid paintings depicting scenes of war, violence, disasters, destruction, diseases, terrible monsters, etc.

Do not forget that the apartment is a multifunctional environment and each room needs its own paintings. The living room can be decorated with bright, juicy impressionist paintings or beautiful urban landscapes. And if we are talking about the bedroom, where people usually relax, it is clearly not worth buying there paintings depicting a sailing ship racing on the crest of a wave, a storm, wind, waterfall, hunting scenes, it is better to choose more restrained and calming colors and plot. 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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Themes of paintings in the apartment
Buy paintings with positive energy and themes and avoid paintings depicting scenes of war, violence, disasters, destruction, diseases, terrible monsters, etc. Do not forget that the apartment is a multifunctional…

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Investing in contemporary art-sales dynamics
Modern paintings can be a great investment. You only need to buy them in the right place, with qualified advice, and do not rush to " skim the cream» Painting…

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Investing in contemporary art-sales dynamics
Modern paintings can be a great investment. You only need to buy them in the right place, with qualified advice, and do not rush to " skim the cream» Painting…

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