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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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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Portrait painting from a photo
Any interaction often involves mutual use as well. If photography initially perceived such pictorial structures as composition and the system of genres, so that "the first person who saw the…

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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

Portrait painting from a photo

Any interaction often involves mutual use as well. If photography initially perceived such pictorial structures as composition and the system of genres, so that “the first person who saw the photo (with the exception of its creators) would have taken it for a picture” (V. Benjamin), then the painting itself inevitably appeared at the other pole, “copying” any features inherent in photography. The possibilities that photography had were as different as its use among artists. For some, it was only a document that could accurately convey reality, or a collection of memory images, a phenomenon similar in aesthetic views, and, finally, a way of seeing. (Elena Zyryanova, course “Painting and photography”). Continue reading

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…

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How to form a collection of paintings
Buying a painting for a collection? Some tips You may have been given a painting or you may have purchased one or more paintings and want to make a collection.…

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The origins of enlightened vandalism
Of course, it is worth making an important reservation: street art and its authors are very diverse in their origins. This is not an art direction that logically grows out…

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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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