Soviet painting-the history of modern art
The culture of the Soviet and post-Soviet period is a bright large-scale turn of the Russian heritage. The events of 1917 became a reporting point in the development of a…

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"Where van Gogh breathes stars..."
Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world. His name has become a symbol of an entire era. The fate of the artist is quite tragic,…

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Russian genre painting
Russian genre painting was born at the end of the XVIII century, in an era of domination of portraits and large canvases with historical, biblical and mythological subjects. See also…

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Art history analysis and description of Paul Gauguin’s painting ” the Queen. (The king’s wife)»

“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

How to create a collection

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

How to choose a picture in the house

In modern interior design, more and more applications are found not only posters or art decorations, but also paintings.

Traditional oil painting is experiencing another revival. Despite the General availability of printed products and fashion for printing “on canvas”, the real work of artists confidently occupies a place in the heart of people who appreciate individuality and uniqueness. It is no secret that this painting, despite the fame or obscurity of the author, is the author’s and unique. It is impossible to duplicate all shades of colors and texture of strokes with 100% hit.

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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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ART articles: distortions in painting
Deliberate distortions of nature are used by artists to create a more expressive and expressive picture. These distortions can be exciting or funny, but they always prompt the viewer to…

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About the World of art movement of the beginning of the XX century
The art Association Mir iskusstva, which was formed at the beginning of the XX century in Russia and went partly to emigrate after the Revolution, United such artists as artists…

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Avant-garde and social realism
Avant-gardism, developed in literature by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Velimir Khlebnikov, has also spread powerfully in Russian painting since the 1910s. As early as the 1910s, Kazimir Malevich (who created the…

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