A brief history of the landscape in painting
The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and even then people, along with themselves and animals, depicted nature with their deeds and concerns.…

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Vasily Polenov: “I love the Gospel narration immensely ...”
Creating a cycle of paintings "From the Life of Christ" Polenov considered "the main work of his life." This circumstance in itself prompted researchers to pay special attention to evangelical…

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“Portrait of D. A. Furmanov” by Sergey Malyutin
Sergey Vasilyevich Malyutin is the oldest in terms of age and creative experience of all Russian masters who came to Soviet art. With the victory of the October Revolution, which…

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Chinese classical painting

Painting of China, flourishing in the era of the Middle Ages – IV – XIX centuries of our era, it was not by chance that it occupied an honorable place in the world history of art. In this area of ​​artistic culture, Chinese masters managed to leave a particularly bright mark. With extraordinary conviction, they embodied the beauty of nature, the idea of ​​harmony and majesty of the universe. They invested in the picture-scrolls not only personal moods, but also wisdom understandable to subsequent generations. Continue reading

George Nyssky. Laconic and poetic landscapes of the 20th century.

Planes fly over the fields. The locomotives run along the paths. Ships and yachts cut the waves. The highway is calling for a way. And next to them quiet spruces sleep, the night sky hangs, the sunset path connects the shores of the harbor bay. Some pictures are romantic emotion. Others – lyrical softness, the most subtle shades of human experiences. If we consider the works of Nyssa in chronological order, then among the ones performed recently one can see those in which both these principles are closely intertwined and mutually penetrate. As a result, a completely new artistic image is created, sounding a wide epic poem about the Motherland. Continue reading

Evgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich. Soviet sculpture.
In the center of Berlin, in Treptow Park, where the fraternal cemetery of soldiers of the Soviet Army, who died in battles against fascism, is located, a huge bronze monument…

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P.M. Tretyakov and his portrait gallery
Conceived as a “gallery in a gallery”, the portrait gallery of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832–1898) is a significant artistic phenomenon of the national culture of the second half of the…

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40 interesting facts from the lives of great artists
Salvador Dali believed that he was the reincarnation of his deceased brother. In each of the works of Dali there is either his portrait or silhouette. Єdgar Degas was so…

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