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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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Star Dong Hao
At the end of 2016, the population of mainland China alone was 1,382,494,824 inhabitants. And all these people, from small to large, plus a large diaspora, know and selflessly love…

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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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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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“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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How to sell art directly
Over the course of a career, any artist has all the opportunities to sell his art directly to collectors or other interested buyers - either privately in their studios or…

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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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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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