Short biography of the landscape painter Ivan Shishkin
A love of nature in the works of Shishkin. In 1832, on January 25, in the city of Yelabuga, Vyateb province, a son Ivan was born in the family of…

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Josef Kote — Josef Kote) - Albanian artist
Josef Otten is a contemporary artist. Born in 1964 in the picturesque port of Vlora, Albania. Graduated from the Academy of fine arts. His unique style of painting and bright…

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How to sell your painting
Any novice artist, sooner or later faces the question of selling their works. Of course, if you consider just a novice artist, it is better to advise him not to…

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Sistine Madonna. Essay on a painting by Raphael

Raphael painted this picture around 1516. In General, the Theme of our lady was his favorite. The Sistine Madonna is his main work. In the center of the picture we see the Madonna herself with the son of God.

Some believe that in this picture, she is depicted as the simplest peasant woman, and holds her child as ordinary women held it. Others believe that it is depicted here almost as a miraculous phenomenon to the people.

Her face is not illuminated by Divine light, as in other images of our lady. I think Raphael wanted to show people that Jesus was not just the son of God, but first and foremost a person like all people. Continue reading

Trip to the open air in Gurzuf
Hello, Dear visitors of the site! My name is Natalia Shevchenko, I'm an artist. In the previous article, I have already presented several of my works to you. Today I…

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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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About greeting cards
Probably there is not a single person who did not receive and did not give a card. A postcard or" open letter "is a postcard with an image that can…

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Serov's Painting. rape of Europe
The ancient Greek myth of the beautiful Princess Europa, kidnapped by the Almighty Zeus, is one of the most famous. Many artists used this ancient narrative and offered various artistic,…

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