"Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, or Oda Painting
The world, according to Leonardo, is known through the senses, and the eye is the master of the senses, therefore painting is the queen of art. Such reasoning is evidence…

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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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Miniature
The story of what constitutes a miniature, you can start with the memories of learned Latin. The term miniature dates back to the word from the Latin minium - which…

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was sold at Sotheby’s for

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 an Artist (Two-Figure Pool)”.
A private collector who also wished to remain anonymous exhibited a picture for sale. Christie’s immediately stated that they thought this work was the greatest masterpiece of the era. Continue reading

To be an artist: 10 things that art teachers are silent about
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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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How to increase the value of their work
Not every artist knows that there are several ways to increase the value of an already finished work of art. We offer to get acquainted with the time-tested methods of…

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Artist without gallery: myth or reality
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