How to draw a modular picture
For fans of painting and art, modular paintings are increasingly gaining popularity. You can't imagine interior design without the use of decorative elements, various figurines, vases, paintings in elegant frames,…

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Levitsky. Portrait of Khrushchev and Khovanskaya
Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki" One thousand seven hundred seventy three State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg In the…

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Levitsky. Portrait of Khrushchev and Khovanskaya
Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki" One thousand seven hundred seventy three State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg In the…

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behind the curtain

An essay based on a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna Lita

I remember when I first saw her. It was in art history class, we were studying the Renaissance, and we finally got to its highest peak. The teacher took out the reproductions, showed them to us, and told us a story separately for each one. I remember that many people were bored, despite such a fascinating topic of the lesson: “Leonardo da Vinci. The life and work of a genius.”

No, I’m not going to tell you about his most famous painting. I was much more impressed, inspired, and awakened by the Madonna Litta. And it’s not just that I’m an artist who must be inspired by great works. No, it’s about how deep I saw in the picture and how I felt… Continue reading

Brief biography of Konstantin Vasiliev
Looking at the mysterious and fascinating paintings of K. A. Vasiliev, the viewer is stunned by the subtlety and beauty of the paintings, an incomprehensible anxiety arises in the soul,…

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Madonna in the rocks. Description of Leonardo da Vinci's painting
This picture is as mysterious and strange as the very personality of Leonardo da Vinci – an extraordinary artist, sculptor, engineer and naturalist who wrote it. The talented Italian managed…

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An allegory of Peace, Art, and Abundance. Hans von Aachen
The picture of the German artist Hans von Aachen "Allegory of Peace, Art and Abundance" is a vivid example of the complex, and sometimes contradictory, art of mannerism. Painters of…

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William Blake. great architect
The English mystic poet William Blake went down in history not only because of his literary works. He also created several engravings, the most famous of which is the engraving…

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