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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7 habits of successful artists
What makes some artists more successful than others? Talent, luck and hard work certainly play their part, but there are also specific habits that, as it turns out, are of…

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Dear David Hockney
David Hockney - 81-year-old British painter, who recently became the most expensive artist of our contemporaries. An anonymous buyer paid $ 90.3 million at Christie’s for his work “Portrait of…

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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

MODERN "NOT" ART
Is being an artist simple today? So maybe a child? Okay, let your child create what no one else has created! To be noticed, you must do something unique. But…

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My experience selling paintings at the Jose Art Gallery
Some colleagues are wary and distrustful of selling paintings on the Internet, preferring the old proven ways to sell their work. I will try to dispel their doubts. Now in…

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Why is it useful to acquire art objects with a certificate of authenticity?
When buying works of art objects, including those created by artists representing modern art, it is important for the buyer to get a guarantee that the work he bought is…

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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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