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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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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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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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

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, received, thanks to the sharp tongue of a French journalist.

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The paintings in the impressionism style – go to section

In 1874, the first exhibition of a group of French artists who called themselves “independent” was held. Continue reading

Etching techniques in modern graphics
The history of exlibris gives us an example of a surprising but fairly common metamorphosis. Born as an ordinary utilitarian owner's signature, ex-libris has become an independent section of artistic…

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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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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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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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