17th century Italian painting
At the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, two artistic trends emerged in Italian painting: one related to the art of Caravaggio, the second to the work of the…

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ART TECHNIQUES
Watercolor (from Italian. Aquarello) - means painting with water-based paints. There are several varieties of watercolor techniques: dry - painting on dry paper, with drying of each layer of paint…

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4th century Florentine painting
In the 4th century, Florence was Italy's leading cultural center. Having lived only 27 years old, the talented Florentine artist Masaccio has largely determined the development of Florentine art after…

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The art of the late 1400s and early 1500s

Outstanding representatives of the art of the late 1400s and early 1500s were three masters. These were Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo was an outstanding painter, architect and poet. In addition, he was named the greatest sculptor in history. Michelangelo was a master of the image of the human body. For example, his famous statue of the leader of the Israeli people Moses (1516) makes an extraordinary impression of physical and spiritual power. These qualities also appear in frescoes on biblical and classical subjects that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. These murals, painted from 1508 to 1512, belong to the greatest works of art of the Renaissance.

Italian Art and Painting – “David” by Michelangelo
“David” by Michelangelo

Raphael’s paintings are generally softer and poetic than Michelangelo’s. Raphael was a master at creating perspectives Continue reading

Watercolor

Watercolor (Italian aquarelle or aqua-tento, French aquarelle, English painting in water colors, German Wasserfarbengemalde, Aquarellmalerei) – means painting with water (i.e., water-soluble) paints.

watercolor Watercolor technique has been known for a very long time – it was already known in Ancient Egypt, in China, it was used by medieval miniaturists. Late Gothic and Renaissance erased a number of outstanding watercolor artists in Northern Europe – in the Netherlands, the brothers Limburg and Hubert van Eyck, in France – Jean Fouquet, in Germany – Dürer – both in handwritten miniatures and in landscape sketches.
Watercolor technique began to develop in China after the invention of paper in the II century AD. In the XII-XIII centuries, paper was distributed in Europe, especially in Spain and Italy. Continue reading

Italian neoclassicism and 19th century art
As in other parts of Europe, Italian neoclassical art was based mainly on the principles of ancient Roman and ancient Greek art and architecture, as well as on Italian architecture…

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Contemporary Italian Art
At the beginning of the 20th century, representatives of futurism developed a dynamic view of the modern world, while Giorgio de Chirico demonstrated a strange metaphysical calm, while Amedeo Modigliani…

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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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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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