Miniature – in the visual arts a small picture of a thorough and elegant finish, with a subtle overlay of colors. Miniatures on paper, on porcelain, on bone, stone, wood, metal, watercolor miniatures, sculptural and graphic, carved, relief works of small forms. A special type of miniature is painting with varnish, oil or tempera on the surface of small lacquerware. In the art of miniatures there are various schools and directions. Continue reading
Peter’s engraving is an original and original phenomenon in the history of Russian visual art. Its cognitive value is combined with significant artistic merit, and the traditions of Russian art are organically intertwined in it with the achievements of Western European engraving.
Among the Russian engravers of the XVIII century, the leading role belongs to the master Alexei Fyodorovich Zubov. Continue reading