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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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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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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Italian painting 13-14 centuries

The leading role in Italian painting of the 13th century was played by the Byzantine tradition. Italy was a motley conglomerate of cultural centers. A special role among numerous local schools was played by Florence and, in general, the region of Tuscany – the cities of Pisa, Lucca, Siena. The first signs of the Renaissance according to Vasari appear at the end of the 13th century along with two great Florentines – Cimabue and Giotto, who discarded Byzantine techniques and returned to genuine ancient traditions. Giotto’s picturesque reform turned out to be a source of fruitful and creative search for artists of the 14th century. And while none of them succeeded in succeeding Giotto’s synthetic style, all the major artists of the leading centers – Siena Simone Martini, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, and the North Italian artists Pietro da Rimini and Giovanni Milano – follow the outlined Giotto in their creative development. After the frescoes in the church of San Francesco located in Assisi, Cimabue becomes the largest Florentine painter of the 14th century. His influence on the development of Tuscan painting is becoming Continue reading


A brush is nothing more than a simple tool to help an artist complete his plan. But like with every tool with brushes, one must also be able to handle.

oil First, let’s get acquainted with the brush device, which is common to almost all types.
Brushes consist of three main parts:
– hair bundle
– metal clip (capsule)
– wooden handle

– The hair bundle, the actual working part of the brush, is natural or synthetic hair, collected in a bundle of a certain shape and size.
– The clip serves to shape, preserve the beam and connect it to the handle. The clip is made of metal and other 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 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

Watercolor (from Italian. Aquarello) - means painting with water-based paints. There are several varieties of watercolor techniques: dry - painting on dry paper, with drying of each layer of paint…


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…


Musical instruments and national costumes in painting
Music seen, painting heard in the canvases of contemporaries “Without music, life would have been a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche It is no coincidence that people playing musical instruments are on…


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…