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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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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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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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

About Turkish art
It is believed that the first Turkish Principality was formed after the Mongol invasion of Turkish lands. After the formation of the Turkish Principality, it actively waged war with neighboring…

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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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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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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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