Star Dong Hao
At the end of 2016, the population of mainland China alone was 1,382,494,824 inhabitants. And all these people, from small to large, plus a large diaspora, know and selflessly love…

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Edward Hopper Loneliness in a big city
For most Europeans, the art of Edward Hopper (Edward Hopper) confirms their peculiar image of America, which, in turn, manifests itself in scenes depicting the artist, characterized by a double-code:…

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What should an artist do in the Internet era?
The Internet makes life easier, no doubt. Social networks provide you with ample opportunities not only to show your art to the world, but to find a buyer for your…

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Three palettes Eugene Tkachenko

Once the artist Nikolai Ge, who taught Lev Tolstoy’s daughter to painting, very simply explained things that seemed so complex at first glance. The girl asked how to distinguish a true masterpiece from a picture not worth attention. And the master said that strong feelings should flare up between the viewer and the picture. Of course, one cannot discount the level of the viewer’s perception, preparation, his ability to feel and let the emotional state of another person pass through him. Continue reading

Stranger in a foreign country
Ivan Marchuk is an artist whose motto could well be biblical lines about "a stranger in a foreign country." At whatever time and in which country (USSR, USA, Australia, Canada,…

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Artistic process
How does an artist work? Usually he answers this question - “this is a great mystery”. Kandinsky scoffed at the Impressionists, who were proud that they could not explain what…

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What pictures are really beautiful?
As Ernst Gombrich successfully noted, Art with a capital letter And it became for us a kind of fetish. You can criticize the artist, telling him that his work is…

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Landscape in quotes: Olga Bezhina's paradox painting
In the history of art there are many examples of self-restraint. Offhand, I recall the association of writers and mathematicians ULIPO, one of whose participants, Georges Perec, wrote the novel…

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