History of still life as a genre
In fine art, still life (from FR. natur morte - "dead nature") is usually called the image of inanimate objects United in a single compositional group. Still life can have…

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The balance of power in the modern art market: the largest auction houses
If we talk about the current state of the world art market as a whole, then it is" ruled by the ball " three countries-the hegemon-the United States, China, and…

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"GOLDEN AGE" OF THE ENGLISH WATERCOLOR SCHOOL.
The works of masters of the Georgian era, who clearly showed the picturesque possibilities of watercolors, honed already known techniques and created many new ones, led to the true flourishing…

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Graphics by Alexander Deineka of the 1920s and 40s

Alexander Deineka entered the history of Russian art primarily as the author of mosaic panels and large thematic paintings, as an enthusiastic fan of all equipment, terrestrial and celestial, as well as as an admirer and connoisseur of various types of physical education and sports. Deynek put his outstanding artistic gift and remarkable energy at the service of the victorious Communist ideology, which he sincerely believed to be the only correct one. 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, or just to decorate the interior, the question inevitably arises: how to make sure the authenticity of the picture.
The question is not very simple, since there is no single universal way to prove the authenticity of the picture. In each individual case, you have to be creative about the issue of expertise. When buying a picture, it is better to follow a few residual simple rules. 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 Baroque was embodied in dynamic multi-color subjects, the play of light and shadow, and the rhythmic and picturesque unity of images on the canvas. The Baroque period has left us many names of brilliant artists: Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rhein, Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio), Andrea del Pozzo, and Carracci.

The most striking features of Baroque painting are elegant luxury, pathetic admiration and entertainment, bright color and dynamics of everyday scenes, and freedom of composition. Continue reading

History of modern art in Russia, modern painting in Russia
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…

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Paintings with bridges
The bridge-a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has always attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. Throughout the history of world…

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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…

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How to choose a picture in the bedroom
The interior of the bedroom largely affects the quality of sleep. The chosen color scheme depends on whether the rest will be complete, whether you will be able to relax…

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