Wooden boards from the artist Ivan hoo (Ivan Hoo)
Ivan hoo is a hyperrealist artist. Initially, Ivan Hu specialized in the portrait genre. Although some people criticize hyperrealism, allegedly for its "simplicity" in terms of transmitting a certain meaning,…

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Juan Medina — the Mexican artist
Juan Medina is a contemporary Mexican artist, born in the Dominican Republic in 1948. Initially, Juan Medina specialized in painting the Nude genre, but soon, probably fed up with the…

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Portrait by photo – a unique gift to a loved one
If you are rushing from store to store in search of a gift for a loved one and do not know what to buy, because you want something new, beautiful,…

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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Josef Chapek. Foreign artist of the twentieth century

Among the progressive artists of the world, a place of honor belongs to the Czech artist Josef Chapek. A man of advanced convictions, he was critical of bourgeois society, raised his voice against fascism, paying for it at the cost of his own life.

The artist was born in 1887 in the family of a doctor. His childhood was spent in the North-Eastern Czech Republic. Little Joseph was a quiet, thoughtful child. At school, the boy studied reluctantly, drawing, not obeying the rules, and often the teacher repeated: “Chapek, you will never make a painter.” Continue reading

Levitsky. Portrait of Khrushchev and Khovanskaya

Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki”

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State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

In the seventies of the 18th century, Empress Catherine II commissioned Levitsky a series of portraits of Smolyan women. These paintings are almost the best that was created in Russian painting of the XVIII century. Continue reading

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. For such printing, a natural canvas is used, on which the printer or as it is also called a plotter prints quite good pictures in terms of image quality.

The cost of such printers is quite high (from 300 thousand rubles), but the demand is also quite high, especially since such a printer can print an image on natural linen canvas and natural paints. Continue reading

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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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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Wooden boards from the artist Ivan hoo (Ivan Hoo)
Ivan hoo is a hyperrealist artist. Initially, Ivan Hu specialized in the portrait genre. Although some people criticize hyperrealism, allegedly for its "simplicity" in terms of transmitting a certain meaning,…

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Light of ocean waves in the paintings of Lia Melia (Lia Melia)
Lia Melia is an English artist who specializes in seascapes,to be more precise, on ocean waves. Her paintings are very realistic and unusual in technique. To achieve the realism and…

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