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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ENGLISH CARICATURE.
A significant part of old English engravings are caricatures. The genre of caricature itself existed before. Leonardo da Vinci's caricatures are known, and many of Bruegel's and Bosch's canvases have…

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Artist Konstantin Andreevich Somov
Konstantin Somov is one of the representatives of Russian symbolism. The composition of the artist's style was largely influenced by his training in the Paris Studio Colorassi (1897-1899), it was…

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The most expensive sales on the world art market

One of the most interesting topics in the art market is the most expensive works sold in the world. We are talking about works sold in the last twenty or thirty years at auctions. Let’s just say that modern art prevails among them, the composition “Scream” by Munch is one of the most expensive works, although it was written by our contemporary. The old masters yield to impressionism, and the latter to modern art. But if you build this chain chronologically: first, the works of old masters, then impressionism and trends of the first half of the 20th century, and then modern art – the so-called Contemporary art, then you get this “rating”.

“Massacre of the innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens
You can start it with Rubens ‘work, ” Beating babies”, The most expensive of the old masters ‘ paintings, sold in 2002 for 77 million US dollars (now it would be adjusted for inflation, about 100 million US dollars). Continue reading

“Where van Gogh breathes stars…”

Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world. His name has become a symbol of an entire era. The fate of the artist is quite tragic, as is his life.

Van Gogh’s Youth

Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in the Dutch village of Grote Zundert, the son of a rural pastor. Little Vincent was taciturn and sullen, and did not like to play with his brothers and sisters. The character was restless, even sometimes explosive. He liked to walk, watching the life of insects, was not afraid to go into the forest alone. Collected herbarium, collected beetles and bugs. At the age of 8, he started drawing. Continue reading

What kind of art is this? Street art and art
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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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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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