Short biography of the landscape painter Ivan Shishkin
A love of nature in the works of Shishkin. In 1832, on January 25, in the city of Yelabuga, Vyateb province, a son Ivan was born in the family of…

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In the blue swirl of the dance. Essay on the painting by Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas "Blue dancers", 1897. Another great impressionist artist Edgar Degas has chosen as its main theme of creativity, the image of the dancers. His paintings abound with images of…

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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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Sand paintings. How to draw a sand picture

Sand paintings are colored sand in a bottle or other glass container, of various shapes and sizes. The creation of such paintings was widespread in the Arab countries, from there this “sand art” came to us.

Those who have been to Arab resorts are more likely to meet street artists who, literally in front of You has been creating paintings of sand. These are mostly simple forms of sand dunes with camels and pyramids, palm trees, mountains, seashore, and many other bizarre patterns and shapes. Continue reading

An essay based on a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna Lita

I remember when I first saw her. It was in art history class, we were studying the Renaissance, and we finally got to its highest peak. The teacher took out the reproductions, showed them to us, and told us a story separately for each one. I remember that many people were bored, despite such a fascinating topic of the lesson: “Leonardo da Vinci. The life and work of a genius.”

No, I’m not going to tell you about his most famous painting. I was much more impressed, inspired, and awakened by the Madonna Litta. And it’s not just that I’m an artist who must be inspired by great works. No, it’s about how deep I saw in the picture and how I felt… Continue reading

How to sell your painting

Any novice artist, sooner or later faces the question of selling their works. Of course, if you consider just a novice artist, it is better to advise him not to think about it yet, but to hone his skills in painting.

First you need to “find yourself” in painting, and then think about selling your works. Let’s say this happened, You really write interesting paintings,and are ready to share them with other connoisseurs of painting. In order to better understand how to sell your paintings on the market, you need to consider some aspects of selling paintings. Continue reading

Sand paintings. How to draw a sand picture
Sand paintings are colored sand in a bottle or other glass container, of various shapes and sizes. The creation of such paintings was widespread in the Arab countries, from there…

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Francesco Parmigianino
The style direction of mannerism was formed by the beginning of the 1520s on the basis of the creativity of Italian painters. For the masters of mannerism, the world was…

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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.…

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About greeting cards
Probably there is not a single person who did not receive and did not give a card. A postcard or" open letter "is a postcard with an image that can…

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