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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Who were the humble and horny who inspired and posed for Gustav Klimt
In the life of the famous Austrian artist there were hundreds of women: the rich wives of the Viennese elite and the poor prostitutes, friends for many years and random.…

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As a famous artist, Vasnetsov and his brothers created fabulous furniture for Russian theaters.
Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov - one of the most famous Russian artists, his brother Apollinarius is also known, but rather those who are interested in historical painting and theater. The other…

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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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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

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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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"Holy Wives" de Zurbaran: What secrets are kept female portraits of the famous painter of the XVII century
The cycle of female portraits of Francisco de Zurbaran called “Holy Wives” for almost 400 years has attracted the audience not only by masterful painting performance, but also by terrible…

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Pimen Orlov: As an apprentice, the painter became a student of Briullov and one of the best European portrait painters
The history of Russian art knows many names of artists who came from the common people. One of these is the brilliant Russian portrait painter Pimen Nikitich Orlov, a native…

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Pimen Orlov: As an apprentice, the painter became a student of Briullov and one of the best European portrait painters
The history of Russian art knows many names of artists who came from the common people. One of these is the brilliant Russian portrait painter Pimen Nikitich Orlov, a native…

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