paintbrush
A brush is nothing more than a simple tool to help an artist complete his plan. But like with every tool with brushes, one must also be able to handle.…

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The most famous muses of great artists. The artist and his muse
Simonetta Vespucci (Simonetta Dei Cattanei) Beloved Sandro Botticelli The wife of Marco Vespucci, whose brother, Amerigo, gave his name to America, discovered by Christopher Columbus. The great artist Sandro Botticelli…

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Painting
Painting, a type of fine art, artwork, which is created using paints applied to any hard surface. Like other forms of art, painting performs ideological and cognitive tasks, and also…

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from burials

Vrubel Mikhail Alexandrovich

Coming from a family of military lawyer. He studied at the Academy of Arts (1880-84) under P. P. Chistyakov; watercolor lessons took from I. E. Repin. Of the foreign contemporaries, M. Fortuny had the greatest influence on him; much in common in his art also with the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. But even more important for Vrubel were the impressions of the painting of the Italian Renaissance, as well as the images of literature (V. Shakespeare, I.V. Goethe, M. Yu. Lermontov).

Kiev period

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Italian art and painting

The history of Italian art is the art of Italy itself in time and space. After Etruscan civilization, and especially after the Roman Republic and Empire, which has held a dominant position in this part of the world for many centuries, Italy has taken center stage in European art during the Renaissance. Italy also demonstrated European artistic dominance in the 16th and 17th centuries thanks to the artistic direction of the Baroque. She regained her powerful presence in the international art scene since the mid-19th century thanks to such directions as macchioli, futurism, metaphysics, Novecento, specialism, arte povera and transavant-garde.

Italian art has influenced some major trends over the centuries, thanks to it many great creators appeared, including artists and sculptors. Today, Italy occupies an important place in the international art scene, there Continue reading

Musical instruments and national costumes in painting
Music seen, painting heard in the canvases of contemporaries “Without music, life would have been a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche It is no coincidence that people playing musical instruments are on…

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Vrubel Mikhail Alexandrovich
Coming from a family of military lawyer. He studied at the Academy of Arts (1880-84) under P. P. Chistyakov; watercolor lessons took from I. E. Repin. Of the foreign contemporaries,…

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Portuguese painting
Portuguese painting is practically unknown in our country, unfortunately, it did not receive such a high-profile fame as, say, the painting of famous Italian or French masters. Although, in the…

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Italian painting 13-14 centuries
The leading role in Italian painting of the 13th century was played by the Byzantine tradition. Italy was a motley conglomerate of cultural centers. A special role among numerous local…

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