Portuguese painting is practically unknown in our country, unfortunately, it did not receive such a high-profile fame as, say, the painting of famous Italian or French masters. Although, in the history of painting in Portugal there were amazing pages, turning over which, we can open the whole world, go on a trip around the world as if following those who made great geographical discoveries, conquering more and more new lands, creating a whole world – the Lusitian world, empire, over which the sun always shines …
If Japan is called the country of the “rising sun”, then Portugal in the old days was called the country of the “setting sun” or – Imperu do Sol … The Empire of the Sun in the folk songs of the Portuguese and in poetry is a metaphor for colonial possessions that stretch across the earth and in all oceans. But not only. This concept in the minds of the Portuguese evokes a number of associations that are not always clear to Continue reading
Watercolor (Italian aquarelle or aqua-tento, French aquarelle, English painting in water colors, German Wasserfarbengemalde, Aquarellmalerei) – means painting with water (i.e., water-soluble) paints.
watercolor Watercolor technique has been known for a very long time – it was already known in Ancient Egypt, in China, it was used by medieval miniaturists. Late Gothic and Renaissance erased a number of outstanding watercolor artists in Northern Europe – in the Netherlands, the brothers Limburg and Hubert van Eyck, in France – Jean Fouquet, in Germany – Dürer – both in handwritten miniatures and in landscape sketches.
Watercolor technique began to develop in China after the invention of paper in the II century AD. In the XII-XIII centuries, paper was distributed in Europe, especially in Spain and Italy. Continue reading