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
What is a miniature on enamel, or enamel? How did these charming little images appear and spread in Russia, most often portraits that conveyed to us the breath of their time? How were miniatures created, usually not exceeding 3-6 centimeters in diameter and preserving for centuries the pristine brightness and transparency of colors, the durability of a shiny surface, the beauty of the color range? 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