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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A true master will never let his talent fade away
Find old books in the attic and sell them, or buy them at random and then sell them. It sounds like a market, but still as an option :)) Antiquarian…

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Brief biography of Konstantin Vasiliev
Looking at the mysterious and fascinating paintings of K. A. Vasiliev, the viewer is stunned by the subtlety and beauty of the paintings, an incomprehensible anxiety arises in the soul,…

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appear to the people

Escha van Den Bogerd (Escha Van Den Bogerd) – Dutch painting

Escha van den Bogerd was born in 1972 in the Hague, Holland. I started drawing at the age of three. She studied fine art at the Rudolf Steiner school.

After graduating from the school of art, Escha went on a tour of Europe, where she took several courses on fine arts. She visited, among others, Florence, Italy, Salzburg, Austria, and several cities in her native Holland.

In her works, the artist uses the method of painting, in which abstract and figurative elements of the image are combined and reinforce each other. Continue reading

Pictures of amber

Amber paintings are one of the trends in jewelry making.

Since ancient times, amber has been used for making various jewelry, amber products have always been considered quite expensive gifts. And indeed, amber literally shimmers with a variety of shades of color, yellow, red,orange, and can be either matte or transparent as a tear.

So how did amber appear in nature? Maybe someone does not know, but amber is the resin of coniferous trees frozen millions of years ago. Usually amber is found in chunks, in the form of a drop, often in the stone you can find inclusions in the form of insects. Continue reading

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

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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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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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…

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Brief biography of Konstantin Vasiliev
Looking at the mysterious and fascinating paintings of K. A. Vasiliev, the viewer is stunned by the subtlety and beauty of the paintings, an incomprehensible anxiety arises in the soul,…

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