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 printed graphics, as well as a collectible. Something similar happened with postcards, stamps, labels, and posters…
The first books were extremely expensive, their possession was comparable by today’s standards to owning a representative car, so it was absolutely natural to leave the owner’s signature in the book. Ordinary captions gradually evolved into font compositions and began to acquire various decorations. And since the owners of the books were mostly titled people, instead of the owner’s signature, his coat of arms appeared. Continue reading
After the October revolution, the artist lived in Crimea for two years, then in Tiflis and Baku for a year, after which he emigrated to France-his way lay from Batumi, via Marseille, and in 1919 the artist moved to Paris. There he became a set designer: collaborates with the theater “die Fledermaus” and “the puppet show”. The activity of these theaters owed its entire existence to Sudeikin. D. Z. Kogan, who studied the artist’s heritage, notes that the creative principles of the artist in many ways influenced and determined the activities of the theater. “Here is a light genre with a claim to meaningful “fooling”, and stylization, and lightweight grotesque, and the sharpness of shifts and shifts, and the confusion of theater and life, truth and lies, and the connection of earthiness and sublimity.” Continue reading
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 as a legacy or a successful purchase
If you inherited an authentic Andy Warhol painting or purchased it yourself some 45-50 years ago, then you, your children, and grandchildren are well – off people. A less famous author can also make good money. After all, modern painting is not only an opportunity to surround yourself with something beautiful, but also a way to earn a lot.
Russians traditionally perceive investing in art objects as a kind of exotic. Continue reading