Pablo Picasso wrote a huge number of paintings, tens of thousands of paintings – so many that no one knows all his works, even his professional biographers. They constitute the core of the collection of any museum in the world and are the subject of legitimate pride of private collectors. They shake the auctions of modern art and excite the imagination of the most daring museum robbers.
And I gained courage among the whole mass of his vast creative heritage to select, to your taste, the beautiful female images created by the artist. They, too, are the greatest multitude, limited themselves with difficulty … But at the same time she considered it appropriate to recall the beloved muses of the genius of Pablo Picasso.
Born in Malaga, Spain, on October 25, 1881, was born. Continue reading
We continue the project “The History of One Picture.” In it we tell about the most famous canvases from Petersburg museums. Today – “The Ninth Wave” by Ivan Aivazovsky.
Fact one. The author.
The great Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky has Armenian roots. His ancestors bore the name Ayvazyan. He himself was recorded in the register as Hovhannes Ayvazyan. And his father signed the name “Gaivazovsky.” The same name when entering the art school and used the future painter. A few years later, he decided to drop the first letter – and became Aivazovsky.
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Fayum portraits – ancient Roman provincial portraits, named after the Egyptian oasis Fayum, where they were found. The Greeks, who settled in Egypt in the period of 1 century BC. – 3rd century AD, they used such portraits in their funerary cult, placing them on shrouds in approximately the same way as today on the monuments they make photos. In our review, 20 of the 800 portraits known today, which depict contemporaries of Christ.
The first description of the funeral portraits dates back to 1615, when the Italian explorer Pietro della Valle brought two portraits from Saccara-Memphis to Europe from the oasis. Today they are stored in the collection of the State Art Collection of Dresden. Continue reading