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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How to choose a picture for the kitchen
Paintings remain one of the most popular accessories in the interior. They enliven the room, give it an atmosphere and decorate. They do not need to be hung on the…

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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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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 then included everything that does not glorify the “man of action”. Being ridiculed by Mikhail Bulgakov in “the Master and Margarita”, this approach prescribed the artist to treat his art “on workdays”: how many benefits he received, so much text must pass. Just as in the Union of writers (fictional Bulgakov Massolit), “if a ticket for a week, then the writer must pass a story, for two weeks – a story, and only for three weeks in the “Swallow’s nest” in the Crimea – and the whole novel can be”. Continue reading

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 painting, famous and little-known masters have created tens of thousands of paintings with bridges. Very often, bridges become elements of an integral urban landscape, presenting a single complete ensemble in the neighborhood of monumental architecture.

At the same time, a great number of works are devoted to charming rural landscapes with modest wooden bridges that look more like a ferry. Continue reading

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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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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ENGLISH WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF THE OLD MASTERS
Watercolor is often called the most capricious and unpredictable technique. This is due to many nuances of the behavior of water-based paints. An inexperienced artist in watercolor painting, even if…

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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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