"Where Van Gogh Breathes the Stars ..."
Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Dutch village of Grot-Sundert, in the family of a rural pastor. Little Vincent was taciturn and gloomy, did not like…

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Installation and Object, as forms of contemporary art
“I saw cats without smiles, but a smile without a cat ...” - Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”. The situation with contemporary art, starting from the 20th century, resembles the…

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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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Dutch painting – paintings of the 17th century

A significant feature of Dutch art was the significant prevalence in all its forms of painting. Representatives of the highest echelons of power, poor burghers, artisans and peasants decorated their homes with paintings. They were sold at auctions and fairs; artists sometimes even used them as a means of paying bills.

Road in the Forest, Meindert Hobbem, 1670

Painters were abundant, and there was quite fierce competition, since the profession of the artist was widespread. By painting, not many could earn their bread. Most artists had to do a variety of work: Jacob van Reusdal was a doctor, Meinert Hobbema worked as an excise official, and Jan Steen as an innkeeper. Continue reading

Italian art and painting

The history of Italian art is the art of Italy itself in time and space. After Etruscan civilization, and especially after the Roman Republic and Empire, which has held a dominant position in this part of the world for many centuries, Italy has taken center stage in European art during the Renaissance. Italy also demonstrated European artistic dominance in the 16th and 17th centuries thanks to the artistic direction of the Baroque. She regained her powerful presence in the international art scene since the mid-19th century thanks to such directions as macchioli, futurism, metaphysics, Novecento, specialism, arte povera and transavant-garde.

Italian art has influenced some major trends over the centuries, thanks to it many great creators appeared, including artists and sculptors. Today, Italy occupies an important place in the international art scene, there 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…

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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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Dutch painting - paintings of the 17th century
A significant feature of Dutch art was the significant prevalence in all its forms of painting. Representatives of the highest echelons of power, poor burghers, artisans and peasants decorated their…

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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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