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).
The mature manner of the master – with his “crystalline” pattern, crushing the world into ornamental planes Continue reading
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