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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About cellophane bags. Creative design
Probably the most interesting inventions occur as they say by themselves. The well-known cellophane was obtained by accident in 1911, when a Swiss chemist wanted to invent a universal coating…

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How to distinguish a handwritten picture from a print
Currently, with the development of technology, more and more paintings appear that look very similar to real handwritten works, although in fact, such paintings are created by printing a printer.…

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Vladimir Vysotsky

Brief biography of the artist Mikhail Shemyakin

The man in black, a crazy artist, a hermit, and at the same time a genius sculptor. And all this about Mikhail Shemyakin. The greatest artist of our time, who managed to change people’s perception of modern art.

The future painter was born in 1943 in the family of an officer and spent almost all of his post-war childhood with his father. From an early age, he was trained in the basics of military Affairs and by the age of eight he was shooting on an equal footing with the soldiers. The father was proud of his son, pinning the brightest hopes on him. But Mikhail did not want to join the military. He was attracted to painting. Continue reading

Graffiti on the wall in the room ?
Graffiti comes from the Italian word "graffito" which translates as scrawled. Probably the very first graffiti, you can consider scratched drawings in caves. Of course, there is a huge difference…

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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…

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Realistic images in art
Contemplating the paintings of contemporary artists working in the genres of surrealism, cubism, pop art, conceptualism, postmodernism, and others, one can't help but wonder whether realistic images are necessary or…

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The image of the human body in the history of art
Visual perception of the surrounding world is undoubtedly the most important thing in a person's life, because more than eighty percent of the information a person perceives through visual receptors.…

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