LIST OF CAVES OF ALTAMIR
In 1879, wall paintings from the Paleolithic era were first discovered in the Altamira cave in northern Spain, in the province of Santander. Scientists have found that on the stone…

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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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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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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 canvas. Psychologists have long noted the existence of an inextricable thread between painting and music. Moreover, winged expressions about the “musical palette” or “bright notes in the picture”, “bright sound” or “sonorous color” have long taken root in our language and are not surprising with a pun. Yes, and we ourselves are used to considering notes and colors as something whole.
The fact that music and its sources are inextricably linked with painting is no secret. Moreover, the image of musicians in the canvases of artists of different eras gives an idea of ​​the development of a society, its moral Continue reading

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 Karacci brothers. The activities of these masters not only largely determined the nature of Italian painting. But it also influenced the art of all European art schools of the 17th century.

The essence of the reform of Caravaggio was a completely unconditional recognition of the aesthetic value of reality, to the image of which he turned in his painting. The experience of Caravaggio at an early stage of creativity is one of the sources of the development of everyday genre painting in 17th-century art, for example, the painting “Fortune Teller”.

However, in painting on traditional subjects, Caravaggio remains true to himself – he “translated” the Sacred History into a folk language. The art of Caravaggio gave rise to a whole direction – caravaggism, which has spread not only in Italy, but also in Spain, Flanders, Holland, France. Continue reading

Spanish art

Spanish art is the art of Spain. Being an important part of Western art (especially under the influence of Italy and France, especially during the periods of Baroque and Classicism) and giving the world many famous and influential artists (including Velazquez, Goya and Picasso), Spanish art often possessed distinctive features and was evaluated to some extent separately from other European schools. These differences can be partially explained by the Moorish heritage of Spain (especially in Andalusia) and the political and cultural climate in Spain during the counter-reformation and the subsequent eclipse of the Spanish authorities during the Bourbon dynasty.

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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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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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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…

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Rock paintings of the Paleolithic era in Azerbaijan
One of the most amazing ancient sights of our planet is in Azerbaijan, where a plain with an area of ​​about 537 hectares is located south of Baku. In the…

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