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
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