“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 painted during the artist’s second visit to Tahiti (from 1895 until his death in 1903). It was a futile attempt by Gauguin to escape from European civilization at the end of his days, getting as close as possible to the wild primeval nature of Polynesia, whose inhabitants “know only the joyous aspects of life”, a wonderful world where you can live “almost without money”. Continue reading
Post-Soviet (modern) Russian painting
The diversity of contrasts combines the face of contemporary art in Russia. The beginning of the XXI century is a kind of transitional moment in the history of art, when the process of rethinking the artistic heritage takes place and the lines of further development of fine art are outlined. We live in a period when not only the way of life of the past generation is becoming obsolete, but as a result, the spiritual component is changing. People and their thoughts are undergoing a kind of renewal, and all this is the threshold of a new era. Continue reading
The largest collections belong to successful and wealthy owners. Have you ever thought about how to create a collection? And why is one collection known, but only the family and friends of its owner know about the others?
What motivates collectors to attend auctions, spend money on rare items, maintain galleries, and even donate art to museums? Each collector has his own explanation, but in addition to the solvency of the owners, they are United by the opportunity to glorify the artist, engraver or writer. After all, if the master’s work falls into a well-known collection, then the author can immediately become famous. Continue reading