Riddles "Pilgrimage to the island of Kythira" Watteau: Why the artist renamed the painting
On Saturday, August 28, 1717, Antoine Watteau presented a painting for which he was admitted to the French Academy. The canvas depicting a gallant celebration quickly received the approval of…

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How the artist Francisco Goya turned the art world around: "the First of modern»
For innovations in the technique of paintings, obsessive satire of his work and personal belief that the artist's vision is more important than tradition, Goya is often called "the first…

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How the artist Francisco Goya turned the art world around: "the First of modern»
For innovations in the technique of paintings, obsessive satire of his work and personal belief that the artist's vision is more important than tradition, Goya is often called "the first…

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A special style of primitive works by the artist Gennady Shlykov, which cause a kind smile

Among art historians and art lovers, there has long been a debate about primitivism as a style in artistic creativity. This painting, which originated in the XIX century, causes a double attitude to it. Therefore, it is not surprising that many people have a well-founded question: “are modern artists playing with this very primitivism?”Indeed, it is one thing when such pictures are written by people, so to speak “from the people”, who do not have special education. And another – primitivists who have graduated from various art educational institutions and work in a splinter manner. Today in our review we will talk about this artist. Meet Gennady Shlykov and his gallery of surprisingly kind paintings. Continue reading

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 collections of the best museums in the world. Just as magnetic is the portrait of Julie Manet “Girl with a cat”.

Biography Of Renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges on February 25, 1841. Since childhood, the future artist was forced to work part-time in a porcelain workshop. In 1862, Renoir entered the School of fine arts at the Academy of fine arts, where he met Monet. With the latter, Renoir was later linked by a strong friendship and work in a single direction in art (impressionism). Continue reading

Why did the Peredvizhniki disown the artist Bodarevsky and remove his paintings from the opening day

Peredvizhniki – a special caste of Russian artists who left behind a valuable legacy in the Treasury of world art. Who does not remember the names of the most prominent of them. But today I would like to remember the forgotten name of the Peredvizhnik, whom colleagues in the shop considered a complete stranger in their environment. And, if it were the will of some of them, to be a gifted portraitist Bodarevsky Nikolai Kornilievich expelled from the Association. For what he fell into disgrace to his colleagues and why they could not exclude the” negligent ” artist from their ranks-further, in the review. Continue reading

What secrets the author of the most expensive painting in the world kept: little-Known facts about Paul Cezanne
Post-impressionist French artist Paul Cezanne is known for his incredibly diverse style of painting, which strongly influenced the abstract art of the XX century. Cezanne is universally recognized as the…

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What does Kustodiev's "merchant's wife at tea" hide: a Revolutionary Manifesto or a reflection of the artist's personal tragedy
One of Boris Kustodiev's favorite characters is the merchant's wife. The artist wrote a lot of them and in different interpretations. His most famous merchant's wife, Boris Kustodiev wrote with…

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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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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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