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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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)…

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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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The portrait

Still life story

In art, still life (from the French. Natur morte – “dead nature”) is usually called the image of inanimate objects, united in a single compositional group. Still life can have both independent meaning and be an integral part of the composition of the genre picture.

In a still life, a person’s attitude to the world is expressed. It reveals the understanding of beauty that is inherent in the artist as a person of his time.

The art of a thing has long been, long before becoming an independent field of artistic creation, was an integral part of any significant work. The role of a still life in a picture has never been exhausted by simple information, an accidental addition to the main content. Depending on the historical conditions and social demands, objects 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.
A year earlier, the director of the Louvre, Theofil Omol (who had resigned shortly after the theft), stated that the assassination of Mona Lisa was just as likely as an attempt to steal the bells of Notre Dame.
The purpose of this abduction is not clear. Perhaps Perugia wanted to return the “Mona Lisa” to its historical homeland, believing that the French “kidnapped” it and forgetting that Leonardo himself brought the painting to France.
Searches undertaken by the police did not bring any results. The borders of the country were closed, the museum administration was dismissed. The poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested on suspicion of committing a crime and later released. Pablo Picasso was also under suspicion.
The painting was found only two years later in Italy – and the thief himself was the fault, who responded to an Continue reading

Cubism
Cubism is a trend in the avant-garde art of the early 20th century, which radically changed European painting and sculpture, and also inspired the corresponding trends in music, literature and…

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STYLES AND DIRECTIONS IN THE FINE ART
There is a huge variety of styles and trends in the visual arts. Often they do not have clearly defined boundaries and smoothly pass from one to another, being in…

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Pop Art
Pop art (popular art from popular art) is a trend that first emerged in modernist fine art, and then in various areas of mass culture of the 20th century. Pop…

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The concept and origin of cubism
Cubism was born in the years 1907-1911. Pablo Picasso's 1907 painting Avignon Maidens is often considered a proto-Cubist work. Georges Braque's “Homes in Estate” (and related works) prompted the critic…

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