Teaching painting begins with the education of the ability to see. But isn’t everyone seeing the same? Naturally, people without visual defects, in the physical sense, see the same. However, you can watch and not see.
N. P. Krymov tells how M. A. Vrubel was returning from a walk in Abramtsevo. It was dusk, the moon was rising. And he came across an old mossy birch stump. Vrubel’s companions passed by, and on the very next day he began and ended his famous “Pan” soon. Continue reading
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 the artist enthusiastically met, new heroes are included in his thematic repertoire.
“Portrait of D. A. Furmanov” is not only one of the most significant works of Malyutin, but also an important milestone in the history of Soviet painting. It was in this work for the first time, with great depth and artistic expressiveness, the typical appearance and character of the person who made the socialist revolution and was formed by it was embodied. Continue reading
In March 1481, the monks of the Florentine monastery of San Donato a Scopetto turned to the notary Pietro of Vinci with a request to find an artist who could write an altar picture for the cathedral. Pietro immediately offered the services of his son Leonardo, who recently graduated from Verrocchio. At the same time the contract was concluded, where the working conditions were determined. The artist was given the task of painting a 2.5×2.5 m size in oil on a blackboard in two – two and a half years. Continue reading