How to send a picture to another city
Many artists, when selling their paintings, are faced with the issue of transferring the painting to the buyer. This applies to transmission over the Internet, well if the buyer lives…

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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…

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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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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 merchant Ivan Shishkin. In the Kazan gymnasium, the future artist received his first education.

After 4 years of study, Ivan Shishkin entered the Moscow school of painting. In 1856, after finishing school, he decided to continue his studies in St. Petersburg and entered the Academy of Arts. Continue reading

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 be made just as beautiful art, or have a thematic focus with text, such as “Dear hero of the Day”, but it is worth noting that the text does not carry a specific date of birth, etc.

The history of the postcard begins in 1869, when a “correspondent card” was issued in Austria-Hungary with a printed stamp of two kreuzers. During the war, soldiers sent letters to their relatives, sometimes providing them with illustrations, this idea was actively accepted by postal merchants. Continue reading

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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Things open from photographer Todd McLellan (Todd McLellan)
Probably all the boys like to disassemble different devices, see what mechanisms they have, some of them can disassemble for example the camera to the last screw, I do not…

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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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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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