"Portrait of Peter I" by Mikhail Lomonosov
In one of the Hermitage halls, mosaic works created by the great Russian scientist and his students are exhibited. Among these works, the portrait of Peter I stands out -…

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Mexican painting of the first half of the 20th century
In the 20th century, the art of Latin America, primarily Mexico, unexpectedly became one of the most significant phenomena of world culture. The dramatic history of this country is replete…

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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

Panorama Petersburg "Alexei Zubov
There are works of art that vividly and fully express the social content of the historical period in the life of the country. They are rare, but precisely because they…

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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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"Horsewoman" by Karl Bryullov
Russian painter Karl Bryullov painted a portrait in real size, depicting a girl on a horse and a girl who looks at her. How many remember, we still have not…

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"The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis" by Rembrandt
A prominent place in Rembrandt’s painting is taken by the painting “The Claudius Civilis Conspiracy”, created in 1661. This creation was destined to play a very special role in the…

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