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
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 expenses. You must understand what you are paying for and why.
A lot of ” why ” when buying
If you are an investor and want not just to buy a beautiful thing, but also to invest money profitably, it is important to understand the answers to very simple questions: Continue reading