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Minimalism
What is minimalism? Perhaps we can say that this is an art that seeks to escape from itself. The time of his birth is the 1960s, and the place is…

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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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Country of the sun. Artist Yevgeny Tkachenko
Yevgeny Tkachenko is one of the artists of the socialist realism era who experienced the social and aesthetic upsurge of the sixties, with such vivid power that captured the atmosphere…

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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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“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

Jazefa Mehofffer’s “Wonderful Garden”

The picture is filled with the sun, full of bright colors of the summer, with joy and carelessness, it’s hard to tear your eyes: the longer you look, the more you want to be next to the characters among the lush greenery and flowers, and even more so – to hide under the shade of trees and watch a giant grandmother.

“Dzywny ogród” by Jozef Mehofffer undoubtedly extends beyond the portrait of the artist’s closest figures – it’s unrivaled and one of the most important paintings of Polish modernism, which today attracts and enchants its artistic beauty. Continue reading

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: the motifs he uses seem at first sight to be typical American, but together so that its appeal to realistic details is original. And this explains the special significance of Hopper’s creativity in the times of American modernism. Often Jackson Pollock’s expressionistic abstractions and Edward Hopper’s new realism are considered to be two important areas of American individualism and artistic integration. Continue reading

Stars in a row – and other ugliness

Pavlovka Gallery is one of the most unusual art places in the capital today. And, perhaps, the most remarkable. Occupying a room painted in coal black color (more recently it was two tiny rooms), at the entrance to the building of the Union of Designers, that on the street. Petropavlovskaya, opposite the famous Pavlovka mental hospital, once a week, the institution receives exhibitions for all comers. The founder and director, Igor Belsky, is practically, as Joseph Beuys, sure: the artist is every person. And selects the authors based on the criteria of talent. Continue reading

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 in the London Design Museum from October 18. The names of the finalists will be announced on January 25, 2018.

As the Guardian notes, “the 2017 nominations underline the contribution of designers to the protest movement, gender campaigns and the resolution of humanitarian problems.” Here is the text of the article with abbreviations. Continue reading

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"... and return to love". Louisa Belozerova on Anthony of the Nepogozhny
... And return to love. Memory loves salutes. The dry shots are empty at the cemetery ... Artillery volleys for parting with those who were strong and powerful in the…

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To be an artist: 10 things that art teachers are silent about
What you need to know the future artist: can I make a living with creativity? The answer to this question is more complicated than you think. There are many misconceptions…

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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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