Born in a family of large officials. He began to draw in college. Opposing the intended lawyer career, he entered the maritime school. In 1848 he went on a hike on a ship in Rio de Janeiro. At the beginning of 1850, together with his friend at the gymnasium, A. Proust (in the future, the author of memoirs about Mans), he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris with T. Couture, a famous master of salon and academic art, famous for the painting “Romans of the Decline” (1847, Louvre Museum). Unlike many of his contemporary innovators, who did not stay long in the workshops of professors, Manet spent six years with Couture, mastering the skills of a clear drawing and its modeling with color, the laws of compositional construction. Manet travels a lot, visits the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and later Germany, Spain and England. As in the collections of the Louvre, he is always interested in the “secrets” of painting by old masters, mainly Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Hals, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Watteau and Chardin, and among the new ones – Continue reading
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
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 Absheron and Karadag regions, on three sites of a rocky plateau in the 30s of the last century, by pure chance, rock paintings were found.
In addition to ancient painting, caves and sites of people from the Paleolithic era have been preserved in the reserve, but the most interesting are the images located on the mountains Kichikdash, Beyukdash and Kanizadag.
Cave paintings of Gobustan clearly demonstrate the natural and animal world of the area. Among 6 thousand paintings there are images of wild and tamed animals – goats, deer, gazelles, lions, pigs, horses, Continue reading