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How Chinese artists went around at the Sotheby’s auction of Pablo Picasso
Over the past decades, China has rapidly burst into all spheres of human life. Fine art was no exception. So, in 2011, at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, for…

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Why for centuries the extravagant genius of the Renaissance was not recognized in the Motherland: "Another Venetian" Lorenzo Lotto
In a series of great Italian Renaissance artists, a special place is occupied by Lorenzo Lotto. More recently, this painter was in the shadow of his famous contemporaries and countrymen,…

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Painting by John Millet “Christ in the Parent’s House” caused a scandal and the beginning of a new trend in art
The picture, in which Christ and his family were depicted as "ordinary people", caused the once great resonance in English society. Excessive realism was considered by many to be inappropriate…

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Fantastic flowers and loving couples in the tender paintings of the artist-romance Yevgeny Kuznetsov

Romanticism in the visual arts in all ages attracted masters very much, it was always very vividly manifested both in painting and in graphics. Speaking about the romantic artists of our time, first of all it is worth noting the painter from Stavropol Yevgeny Kuznetsov, who has a bright multi-faceted talent, deep philosophical thinking, who owns an original style and an extraordinary vision of beauty. Continue reading

Scandalous “Jack of Diamonds”: How daring Russian artists from hooligans and provocateurs turned into avant-garde classics

At the beginning of the last century, this community of rebellious artists was almost the most scandalous in our country. No wonder, after all, the shocking creative group “The Jack of Diamonds” challenged painters and academics. Everything was provocative in this “grouping” – its very name, the first exhibition and, of course, the pictures that were painted by young artists. Continue reading

Between the Renaissance and the gloomy Gothic: Pictures of the Ukrainian artist, who was born 500 years after his time

Considering the work of contemporary artists, it seems that they all work in two directions: some get their inspiration and look for answers to their creative questions in the classical heritage of their predecessors, others – innovators engaged in modern art work in a completely new format. But there are also universals, to which we can include the Ukrainian master of graphics, sculpture and levkas – Oleg Denisenko, who draws his inspiration from deep antiquity and throws it out in the form of new out-of-the-ordinary ideas and unpredictable decisions. Continue reading

City streets and rural expanse on warm watercolors by a Croatian artist

“In my works, I try to achieve balance and harmony between each object, color and mood, so that visually all this arouses great interest and emotion in the viewer, making him a little closer to the complex art called painting,” says Joseph Zbukvich (Joseph Zbukvic ) – a brilliant Croatian watercolourist of our time, whose work does not remain without attention in any country. As if by magic, he writes pacifying landscapes in gentle tones, as well as situational scenes from the lives of people. Continue reading

Realistic landscapes of the artist of the nineteenth century Ivan Velts, who did not remain in the shadow of the great painters of that great era

The nineteenth century raised and gave the world a whole galaxy of talented and famous artists of Russian painting. Savrasov, Shishkin, Levitan, Aivazovsky in the landscape genre were unsurpassed brilliant painters, to whom it was almost impossible to reach. And at that epoch it was not so easy against such a background to prove oneself a talented and original artist. However, landscape painter Ivan Avgustovich Veltsu, who left a very bright mark on Russian art, succeeded in this with interest. Continue reading

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How fools took an important place in art, and why Ivan is not such a fool as it seems
Jesters, holy fools, madmen and simply fools - permanent characters of a huge number of works - both folklore and copyright. Why is the fool in art so attractive -…

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Painting by John Millet “Christ in the Parent’s House” caused a scandal and the beginning of a new trend in art
The picture, in which Christ and his family were depicted as "ordinary people", caused the once great resonance in English society. Excessive realism was considered by many to be inappropriate…

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Scandalous "Jack of Diamonds": How daring Russian artists from hooligans and provocateurs turned into avant-garde classics
At the beginning of the last century, this community of rebellious artists was almost the most scandalous in our country. No wonder, after all, the shocking creative group “The Jack…

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Seven Betrayals of Ivan Mazepa: Brilliant Strategist or Cunning Adventurer?
Reviews of this historical figure to this day resemble a swing with a large amplitude - from plus to minus and vice versa. Disputes do not subside both in the…

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