The art of miniature painting.
Miniature - in the visual arts a small picture of a thorough and elegant finish,…

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Policy for art
Jewelry, an icon, a favorite picture, an engraving and a clock of grandfather - these…

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A brief history of the landscape in painting
The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and…

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“Saint Sebastian” Titian

The painting “Saint Sebastian” by Titian is considered to be the pearl of the State Hermitage. Why does this work affect viewers so much? Who is depicted on it?
In the early Middle Ages, a legend arose about the native of the Roman city of Narbonne, Sebastian. Having been educated in Milan, he went in search of happiness to Rome. Thanks to his courage and honesty, the young man attracted the attention of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Deserving his favor, Sebastian received an appointment to the honorary position of chief of the first cohort of the Imperial Guard, but did not justify the confidence. For his hidden commitment to Christians, he was twice sentenced to death. Continue reading

“Denial of confession” by Ilya Repin
Repin wrote people turned into cattle, barge haulers pulling barges along the river. Dared to…

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ROKOTOV - GEYNSBORO: "THE POETS OF THE HUMAN FACE"
Thomas Gainsborough was ten years older than Rokotov. He was born in 1727 in the…

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ALEXEY ISUPOV. RUSSIA-ITALY.
Alexey Vladimirovich was born on March 10 (22), 1889 in Vyatka into the family of…

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