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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Roerich Nikolai Konstantinovich
Member of the World of Art. Since the 1920s he lived in India. Emotional, colorful and decorative compositions inspired by the history of Ancient Russia (“The Messenger”, 1897), Indian and…

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Cubism: Technical and Stylistic Aspects
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Europeans discovered African, Polynesian, Micronesian and Native American art. Artists such as Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were intrigued and…

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country’s history

Cubist sculpture

Just like in painting, cubist sculpture is rooted in the reduction by Paul Cezanne of drawn objects to compound planes and geometric bodies (cubes, spheres, cylinders and cones). And just like in painting, it became an all-pervasive influence and significantly contributed to constructivism and futurism.

Cubist sculpture developed in parallel with cubism in painting. In the fall of 1909, Picasso created “The Head of a Woman (Fernando)” with positive features using negative and positive space. According to Douglas Cooper: “The first real cubist sculpture was the impressive“ Woman’s Head ”by Picasso, modeled in 1909-1910, the equivalent in three dimensions for many of these analytical and faceted heads in his paintings of that time.” These positive / negative changes were ambitiously used by Alexander Arkhipenko in 1912-1913, for example, in The Walking Woman. After Arkhipenko, Jozsef Chaki was the first sculptor in Paris to join the Cubists, with whom he exhibited Continue reading

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 well-known fact that Japan has been quite isolated for many centuries is due not only to geography, but also to the dominant Japanese cultural tendency toward isolation, which marked the country’s history. Over the centuries of the existence of what we could call “Japanese civilization,” culture and art developed separately from those in the rest of the world. And this is even noticeable in the practice of Japanese painting. For example, Nihong’s paintings are some of the main works of Japanese painting practice. It is based on more than a thousand-year tradition, and paintings are usually created with brushes on your (Japanese paper) or egin (silk). Continue reading

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…

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Venice. Holidays, festivals, carnivals
It is generally accepted that the Venetian carnival owes its appearance to the Roman Saturnalia. This is an annual holiday that was held at the end of the harvest, attributable…

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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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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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