10 most famous masterpieces of Japanese painting
Japanese painting has a very rich history; its tradition is vast, while Japan's unique position in the world has largely influenced the dominant styles and techniques of Japanese artists. The…

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Abstract and readymade
The most extreme forms of cubism were not those practiced by Picasso and Braque, who resisted complete abstraction, but other cubists, especially Frantisek Kupka, and those whom Apollinaire attributed to…

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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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general concept

Chinese painting, including Guohua, contemporary

Chinese painting is one of the oldest uninterrupted art traditions in the world. Painting in a traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà (國畫 T, 国画 S), which means “folk painting” or “domestic”, in contrast to Western art styles that became popular in China in the twentieth century. Traditional painting essentially includes the same methods of calligraphy and is created with a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments; oils are not used. As in the case of calligraphy, the most popular materials on which the paintings are made are paper and silk. Finished work can be installed on rolls that are hung or laid out. Works of traditional painting can also be performed on album sheets, walls, varnished surfaces, screens, etc.

2 main techniques of Chinese painting:
Gongbi (工筆), which means “thorough” and involves extremely detailed strokes that define the details very precisely. Often it is characterized by multicolor and usually depicts figurative or narrative themes. It is practiced by artists working at the royal court or in independent workshops. Continue reading

Vietnam University of Fine Arts

Vietnam University of Fine Arts (formerly Hanoi Higher School of Fine Arts) is an art school in Hanoi (Vietnam), which was created in 1925 under French rule. The university has trained many of Vietnam’s leading artists, and each year takes part in numerous cultural exchanges with sister foreign institutions.

History
The long and distinguished history of the University of Fine Arts of Hanoi can be traced back to the colonial École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de l’Indochine (1925-1945) (Indochina Higher School of Fine Arts), which educated subsequent generations of Vietnamese students – and a small number of students Continue reading

Office decoration. Interesting ideas

Most people can safely say that a significant part of their lives goes to work. This is important to consider when arranging an office space, because the working atmosphere and comfort of employees directly affect the speed and efficiency of their tasks, ensuring the success of the company – and hence its income.

A picture will help bring coziness into workdays and add bright accents. The color palette and plot affect a person, adjusting him to a certain mood. A competent choice of a painting will benefit not only your employees, but also create the right impression of the company.

Copies of Van Gogh’s paintings emphasized the yellow color in the interior and added a bright accent to the office space. Continue reading

The most high-profile crimes in art
1911 year. Theft of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. On August 21, 1911, the painting was stolen by an employee of the Louvre, the Italian master of mirrors Vincenzo Perugia.…

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Modern landscape
Landscape is a young genre of fine art. The image of nature has emerged relatively recently in an independent niche. Until the XVII-XVIII centuries, the concept of "landscape" did not…

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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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Masterpieces of French Painting
Felix Edward Vallotton is usually considered a Frenchman, but he was born in Switzerland, in Lausanne, on December 28, 1865 into a Protestant family. His father, Arman Adrien, was a…

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