Cleopatra in art and painting: exotic queen and femme fatale
Cleopatra has inspired artists since the Renaissance. On the one hand, she was a great queen, whose attractiveness succumbed to Caesar and Anthony, the two most influential Roman military leaders.…

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Portraiture from a photograph
Any interaction often also involves mutual use. If a photograph initially perceived such picturesque structures as a composition and a system of genres, so that “the first person who saw…

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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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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 painting. Modern period

Over the centuries, Spanish artists began to move away from traditional painting styles towards more abstract and freer styles. Plots became more obscure, reaching its peak in the direction of surrealism. The 20th century was probably one of the richest centuries in terms of the work of successful and world-famous Spanish artists. This century was the time of Picasso, Dali and Gris among others, all of them made a significant impression on the world of Spanish art.

Impressionist Spanish Art
Impressionism originated in Paris in the second half of the 19th century, in the 1860s and 1870s, although it was never very successful there, as it was not approved by the French Academy of Fine Arts. However, today Continue reading

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

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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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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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Chinese painting, including Guohua, contemporary
Chinese painting is one of the oldest uninterrupted art traditions in the world. Painting in a traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà (國畫 T, 国画 S), which…

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Lithuanian stories of Mikalojus Čiurlionis
The genius of East European symbolism, artist, composer, writer and photographer, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was brought up in Polish culture, but became an outstanding creator of Lithuanian culture, an artist…

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