Creativity

Expressionism
At the beginning of the 20th century, expressionism became a new trend in art, its homeland was Central Europe, and the name was taken from the Latin word expressio -…

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How to buy your first work of art
The world of art can be intimidating. It seems that everyone understands what is happening, except for you. And this may make it difficult to purchase the first work of…

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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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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 they were painting. And he boasted that he can speak sensibly and even prophetically about his art: Continue reading

Still life

The name of this genre can tell about what still life is, and it is very eloquent – in Italian, natura morta means “dead nature”. Creations of nature, once depicted by artists, froze on canvas. The fact that it was alive many centuries ago – delicate flowers, ripe fruit, freshly caught fish and trophies brought from a successful hunt – these objects were most loved to depict in their works the artists who worked in the still life genre. They liked to decorate with such paintings dwellings, for example, a dining room. Continue reading

Landscape

The earliest hints of landscape are already visible on the Neolithic rock paintings left by ancient people who lived where the sands of the Sahara desert are now located, but landscape painting experienced its heyday in the Renaissance. The great artists of that era – Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, El Greco – created their masterpieces in this genre. Continue reading

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 means red paint (cinnabar, minium), which was used in the old days, making out handwritten books when decorating them with headpieces and illustrations. These elements were made with gouache, watercolors, and also used gold leaf. The miniature in books acquired great popularity in the countries of Western Europe and in the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages. Continue reading

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Otbenksit all. Recipe for success anonymous artist
The latest trick of the master not only created a sensation, but also became a new word in art. October 5, 2018 at Sotheby`s auction sold the famous picture 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…

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Sorry for 12 million
Unusual work found its buyer at an auction held in Moscow by the auction house “12th chair”. A white canvas with the word “Sorry” written in large letters and the…

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5 places to sell art online
For a long time no one is surprised by the sale of goods and services on the Internet. Here you can buy and sell almost everything. And works of art…

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