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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What caused the official painter of the Napoleonic victories to take his own life: Antoine-Jean Gros
In June 1835, a man's body was fished out of the river Seine in the vicinity of the town of MEUDON. The investigation established the identity and circumstances that led…

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How the world's most famous paintings were created: Intriguing stories of paintings by great artists
Gregory Landau, a journalist and philosopher, once said: "Art is a dialogue in which the interlocutor is silent." Painting is a subtle art, allegorical, emotional, giving freedom in interpretation. This…

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The mystery of the ancient ceremony in Bridgman’s painting: “the Procession of the bull Anubis»:

Frederick Arthur Bridgman is one of the most popular orientalist painters. He created a canvas that takes the viewer back to the times of Ancient Egypt. What secrets of the Egyptian tradition is illuminated by his painting “the Procession of the sacred bull Anubis”?
Frederick Arthur Bridgman is known for his paintings on the theme of the East. At the age of five, he declared that he had decided to become an artist, and at sixteen he dropped out of school and began his career as an engraver for an American banknote company. However, this work soon bored Arthur, and in 1866 he went to Paris to study with the artist and sculptor Jean—Leon Jerome at the School of fine arts. In 1873, he went to North Africa.
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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

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…

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Who are the Nazarenes, and why they were considered the most mysterious movement of artists in the name of spirituality
A group of retired art Academies in Vienna occupy an abandoned building in Rome and gain a reputation for their non-standard artistic innovations and unusual appearance (mantle, sandals and long…

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The medieval story of the forbidden love of an artist and model: Raphael and his Fornarina
Perhaps many consider Leonardo da Vinci an artist who hides the most mysterious and curious facts about his paintings and models. What is the famous "Mona Lisa" worth? Not at…

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How a rebel artist became an academic and teacher of the Tsar's children: Karl Lemoch
The year 1863 can be defined as a landmark for the future development of fine art in Russia. It all started with the"revolt of the fourteen." Fourteen students of the…

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