Monthly Archives: April 2018
One of the goals of art is to communicate people with each other and to convey realistic images of the world around them.
Thanks to the artists and landscapes created by them, people could learn about different cities in Europe, different countries and different parts of our planet that are so different from their native places.
Thanks to the paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky, you could find out how different the sea can be, look at the paintings of Italian artists Antonio Canale and Francesco Guardi, feel the charm of Venice, contemplate the paintings of Peter de Hoch and Jacob van Ruisdael, and feel the peculiarities of Holland. Continue reading
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, stylistic and compositional solutions.
Important is the fact that the etymological origin of one of the continents is associated with the name of this girl, meaning, most likely, “sunset” or “wide-eyed”. Thus, European culture has a special attitude to this myth.
Europe was playing with her friends on the beach near the sea, and her beauty and grace was noticed by the main God-the Olympian. Continue reading