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…

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The art of miniature painting.
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,…

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live in a hole

Nikolai Chernyshev and the Makovets Society

According to the artist’s testimony, the creation of the Makovets society in Moscow in 1921 (the initial name is “Art is life”) played a decisive role in its creative development. The activities of “Makovts” in the artistic life of the 1920s are associated primarily with Vasily Chekrygin. As for Chernyshev, he not only supported all the organizational initiatives of the group, as evidenced by the archive materials and diary entries of Nikolai Mikhailovich, which are kept in the artist’s family. It can be called one of the main “chroniclers” of society from the moment of its inception and until the time when it ceased to exist. Continue reading

"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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The greatest museums of the world
1. Parisian Louvre Without a doubt, the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre was a medieval fortress and palace of the kings of France before it became a…

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ALEXEY ISUPOV. RUSSIA-ITALY.
Alexey Vladimirovich was born on March 10 (22), 1889 in Vyatka into the family of an iconostasis master, woodcarver and gilder Vladimir Petrovich Isupov. The work of the father, communication…

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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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