How the "Holy family" was depicted by famous painters of the 17th and 18th centuries
The Christmas theme in the painting of the XVII-XVIII centuries was very relevant. This is partly due to the period after the Renaissance (when artistic talents manifested themselves in a…

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How a practical solution for protecting against drafts turned into an expensive work of art: Tapestry
Tapestries, or rather tapestries, were created because they allowed you to protect yourself from cold and draughts. But this purely practical purpose does not explain the essence of the trellis,…

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The secret of the little heroine from the Renoir painting " Girl with a cat»
One of the most famous artists painted a lot of female portraits that have been attracting the attention of art lovers for more than a century and are in the…

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General range of the exhibition

Romantic female portraits of a Moscow artist who combined French art Nouveau and Russian realism

Captivating, sentimental, romantic, sensual, graceful, magical, fabulous, divine, incomprehensible, mysterious, charming, mysterious… and this is not the entire list of epithets that can be said about the heroines of paintings by the Moscow artist Vladimir Mukhin. Only an inspired male artist could see and so masterfully create in color all the above-mentioned qualities of the women portrayed.

The theme of women in painting is an eternal burning theme. The feminine principle and sensuality, tenderness and awe, sung by masters of different eras, do not leave indifferent the present. This is confirmed by a huge number of virtual galleries, author’s sites, and blogs hosted on the world wide web. Continue reading

Why a deaf-mute painter of the late middle Ages painted only winter landscapes: Hendrik Averkamp

Many readers often associate the noun “winter” with the adjective “Russian”. Especially when it comes to painting, the names of Russian classical artists Ivan Shishkin, Boris Kustodiev, and Igor Grabar immediately come to mind… But today you will have the opportunity to see an amazing selection of winter landscapes by the Dutch painter Hendrik Averkamp, who worked in the first half of the 17th century,in the late middle ages.Flipping through the biography pages
Avercamp Hendrik, nicknamed “the Mute of Kampen”, (1585-1634), was a Dutch Baroque painter. Hendrik Averkamp was born in Amsterdam, and a year later his family moved to Kampen, where Henrik’s father was appointed city pharmacist. Continue reading

David’s “oath of the Horatii”: what symbols the artist encoded in the Patriotic Manifesto

In 1785, visitors to the Paris salon were shocked by the painting of David – “the Oath of the Horatii”, which later became a masterpiece of Neoclassicism. The canvas contains many remarkable nuances that contain hidden meanings of the artist.
In 1784-1785, David wrote The Horatii Oath and demonstrated it in Rome. The painting immediately became a huge success with critics and the public and remains one of the most famous paintings in the neoclassical style. Only one critic spoke unfavorably about the painting: the French scientist and collector Serou d’agencourt noted that such architecture, which David depicted in the background of the picture, was not in Rome until the time of the Late Empire. Continue reading

What secrets about the young virgin Mary revealed by a medieval artist:" the Boyhood of our lady " by Surbaran
"The boyhood of the mother of God" is a painting by Francisco de Surbaran from 1658-1660, now in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. An ordinary Spanish girl is actually a…

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Russian portrait artist and US President: how was the "Unfinished portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt written»
Elizabeth Shumatova was a Russian-American artist who created numerous portraits of influential American and European figures throughout the twentieth century. But she is best known for painting an unfinished portrait…

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Why the picture "Unequal marriage" made a lot of noise, and how it changed society
The audience was delighted with this picture. For this work, the Imperial Academy of arts in St. Petersburg awarded the author the title of Professor (1863), critics perceived this as…

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As a master from St. Petersburg became a court artist of the English Queen and painted the best portrait of her
The ceremonial portrait of Elizabeth II, painted by Sergei Pavlenko, is considered the best even by the Queen herself. The same portrait is reproduced on commemorative collector's stamps of the…

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