What begins painting?
Teaching painting begins with the education of the ability to see. But isn't everyone seeing…

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"The Adoration of the Magi" by Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci
In March 1481, the monks of the Florentine monastery of San Donato a Scopetto turned…

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Bouquet for Madonna
Deserved recognition M.I. Scotty brought canvases of historical content. Nowadays, the Prince of Pozharsky and…

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“Saint Sebastian” Titian

The painting “Saint Sebastian” by Titian is considered to be the pearl of the State Hermitage. Why does this work affect viewers so much? Who is depicted on it?
In the early Middle Ages, a legend arose about the native of the Roman city of Narbonne, Sebastian. Having been educated in Milan, he went in search of happiness to Rome. Thanks to his courage and honesty, the young man attracted the attention of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Deserving his favor, Sebastian received an appointment to the honorary position of chief of the first cohort of the Imperial Guard, but did not justify the confidence. For his hidden commitment to Christians, he was twice sentenced to death. Continue reading

Syrian landscapes
Most of the landscape compositions by Syrian artists are devoted to old Damascus and the…

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Yuon Konstantin Fedorovich - artist, decorator
Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon - a representative of the older generation of Soviet painters. His creative…

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Petrovskaya engraving.
Peter's engraving is an original and original phenomenon in the history of Russian visual art.…

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