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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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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What kind of art is this? Street art and art
Street art is not images, it is a variety of statements in various forms. Simply because it is in this capacity that modern Western civilization uses images in public space…

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Artist Sergey Yuryevich Sudeikin

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

After graffiti?

The history of street art is quite short – with the most artificial udrevleniyami get less than 40 years (if you count from the first experiments of Xavier Pru, better known as Blek le Rat, in 1981). Richard Hambleton (especially his series of works “Crime Scenes” and “Shadowman”) can also be included in the grandfather of street art. Great prehistoric ancestors like Kilroy was here and Taki 183 don’t count. And as a noticeable phenomenon, it did not develop at all until the turn of the century – in the late 90’s-early 2000s.at the same time, the definitions of street art that appear in the last 15 years usually suffer from negligence. Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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