ROKOTOV - GEYNSBORO: "THE POETS OF THE HUMAN FACE"
Thomas Gainsborough was ten years older than Rokotov. He was born in 1727 in the charming corner of East Anglia, Sudbury in Suffolk. Tom was the ninth child in the…

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What begins painting?
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,…

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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 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

The Unknown by Ivan Kramskoy

At the end of the 1860s, at the time of the founding of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, a curious incident occurred in the workshop of Artel artists. He was described by I. E. Repin in the book “Far near”: “One morning, on Sunday, I came to Kramskoy … From a troi-sledge that arrived, a group of artel artists-artists with cold frost on fur coats fell into the house beautiful woman I was just dumbfounded by this wondrous face, the growth and all proportions of the black-eyed brunette’s body … In the general turmoil, the chairs quickly boomed, easels moved, and the general hall quickly turned into a study class. They set the beauty on an elevation … Continue reading

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 themes in the work of the artist. However, this series in its integrity is known only from reproductions in Polenov’s published album “From the Life of Christ”, which became a bibliographic rarity immediately after its appearance. Continue reading

Landscapes Shishkin I. I. Russian forest in the paintings of the famous artist.
On January 13 (25), 1832, the future outstanding Russian landscape painter, painter, draftsman and aqua-formatist Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was born 180 years ago. Shishkin was born in the small town…

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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 to the notary Pietro of Vinci with a request to find an artist who could…

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"Raft" Medusa "" Theodore Gericault
The artist Theodore Gericault, the founder of romanticism in France, became famous for a number of works, and especially the painting “The Jellyfish Raft”. She became no less famous than…

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What begins painting?
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,…

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