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Family of artists da Vezzo
The happiness of family life and the happiness of self-realization in your favorite business are the eternal values ​​that existed during the times of the Ottoman sultans and musketeer swords.…

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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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What pictures of Russian classics were forbidden to be shown, and for what reason did they fall out of favor with the censors
We are accustomed to associate censorship bans with forbidden books or films. But even in such a seemingly harmless genre of art as painting, artists could go against the ideological…

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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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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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The story of one picture: How a cat saved a baby during a flood and made history
For a long time, artists of the historical genre, as a rule, laid down real historical events in the plots of their paintings, which is quite logical. So the tragedy…

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Picture-tricks: How over the centuries artists confused the audience
Optical illusions are not new, the first “illusionists” were the ancient creators. With the development of painting, the skill of artists in creating paintings-deceptions was improved - initially confusing, always…

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How in the modern world fake antique art
The problem of fraud exists for millennia. George Vasari - author of the famous "Lives of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects," spoke about the amazing case of a…

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