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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How to create art, really interesting to people
Each artist lives a small critic. This critic observes over the shoulder of the painter when he begins his canvas. He is where the sculptor draws fresh clay. He asks…

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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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Creativity Sivoplyasova
To talk about the creative legend of Yevgeny Sivoplyasov turned out, you need to arm, above all, a sense of doubt. Perhaps the most important human feeling, without which any…

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“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 of the deep conviction of a brilliant painter in the greatness and omnipotence of his art.

“The Lady with an Ermine” is the second (after the “Portrait of a Musician”) experience of Leonardo da Vinci in portrait genre. In 1800, in Italy, Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, son of Princess Elzbety Dorota Flemming Czartoryski (Izabella (Elżbieta) Dorota Fleming), bought this portrait for his mother, who in 1801 opened the first public museum in Pulawy in Poland. Continue reading

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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Is design becoming politics?
Became known longlist out of 60 nominees for the Beazley Design of the Year Award - the leading award in the design world. The exhibition of entries will be held…

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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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