Socialist realism
Social realism as a way of perceiving reality and work in an embellished form appeared in the USSR in the 1930s and was intended to replace the "bourgeois" art, which…

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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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Impressionism as a way of perceiving the world
The name of the style impressionism (impressionnisme) came from the French word impression-impression. This name is a style that has had a serious impact on the development of world art,…

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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

Themes of paintings in the apartment

Buy paintings with positive energy and themes and avoid paintings depicting scenes of war, violence, disasters, destruction, diseases, terrible monsters, etc.

Do not forget that the apartment is a multifunctional environment and each room needs its own paintings. The living room can be decorated with bright, juicy impressionist paintings or beautiful urban landscapes. And if we are talking about the bedroom, where people usually relax, it is clearly not worth buying there paintings depicting a sailing ship racing on the crest of a wave, a storm, wind, waterfall, hunting scenes, it is better to choose more restrained and calming colors and plot. Continue reading

How to buy an authentic painting
Methods for verifying authenticity when purchasing paintings, graphics, and other works of modern art. When you are going to buy a fairly expensive painting to invest money, as a gift,…

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Impressionism as a way of perceiving the world
The name of the style impressionism (impressionnisme) came from the French word impression-impression. This name is a style that has had a serious impact on the development of world art,…

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ENGLISH ANTIQUE ENGRAVING, ENGLISH STYLE OF THE XVII-EARLY XX CENTURIES.
THE ORIGIN OF ENGRAVING IN ENGLAND. The English school in engraving is much younger than the Italian, German, or Dutch school. The history of English engraving should probably be kept…

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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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