The concept and origin of cubism
Cubism was born in the years 1907-1911. Pablo Picasso's 1907 painting Avignon Maidens is often considered a proto-Cubist work. Georges Braque's “Homes in Estate” (and related works) prompted the critic…

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Joyful heavy metal and mad rabbits. New painting from Silesia
Starting from the 50s of the last century in Upper Silesia three associations of artists acted in turn, each of which excelled the previous one in eccentricity. Even in the…

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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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When Van Gogh

Portuguese painting

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

paintbrush

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

Cubism
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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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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City Pictures
The world of colors and romance of urban everyday life. The plots are diverse, inspiring authors to create pictures of cities in the world. The city is beautiful in the…

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By its own rules. Self-portraits of Polish artists
Singer of the Slavs in the Japanese kimono, naked, hardly matching the canons of exquisite nudes. Self-portraits of Polish artists play with the viewer and at every step deceive his…

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