What pictures of Russian classics were banned from showing
We are accustomed to associate censorship bans with forbidden books or films. But even in such a seemingly harmless genre of art as painting, artists could go against the ideological…

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"Great castration": As covered up the shame in paintings and sculptures at different times
The history of art knows many examples when, at a change in cultural epochs, works created by predecessors begin to be perceived not quite rightly. Probably the most significant in…

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Avant-garde and socialist realism
Avant-gardism, developed in the literature by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Velimir Khlebnikov, since the 1910s has also spread powerfully in Russian painting. Back in the 1910s avant-gardism in Russia was fond…

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The most famous and popular painting styles

The modern Baroque is characterized by an abundance of ornaments and complexity of lines.
Cubism is an avant-garde art movement that originated in the 20th century. thanks to Pablo Picasso, she revolutionized European painting and sculpture, also inspiring similar trends in music, literature and architecture.
One of the most famous paintings of the 20th-century Cubist era is Pablo Picasso’s painting Avignon Girls, 1907.
For works of art in the style of cubism is characterized by broken, re-combined objects in an abstract form, in the image of which uses a large number of points of view. Continue reading

How photography completely changed the visual arts

Both painting and photography are forms of visual art that are designed to create images and visual symbols.
The difference in the method of manufacture and creates some features.
Painting is not only the earliest known form of visual art, but also the earliest example of human creativity. Over such a long journey, appearance, form, language, and expression, both externally and internally, influenced each other and transformed.
Despite the fact that photography is the youngest of the known forms of visual art (less than two centuries old), it has undergone dramatic changes both externally and internally.
Any work of art reflects the influence of the surrounding artist’s society, the materials used, as well as the technologies characteristic of a particular era. Continue reading

interesting facts about the masterpieces of painting

Rafael Sistine Madonna 1512
Stored in the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden.
The picture has a little secret: the background, seen from a distance, appears to be clouds, upon careful examination turns out to be the heads of angels. And the two little angel depicted in the picture below became the motive of numerous postcards and posters.
Rembrandt “Night Watch” 1642
Stored in the State Museum in Amsterdam.
The true name of Rembrandt’s painting “The Speech of the rifle company of Captain Frans Banning Kok and Lieutenant Willem van Reitenburg.” Art historians who discovered a painting in the 19th century thought that the figures appeared on a dark background, and it was called “Night Watch”. Later it was discovered that a layer of soot makes a dark picture, and the action actually takes place in the afternoon. However, the painting has already entered the treasury of world art under the name “Night Watch”. Continue reading

Explore Bosch: the hidden meanings of the "Garden of Earthly Delights"
Despite the great work of researchers, the fantasy world of this amazing artist has not yet been solved. "Melody, written on the boy's buttocks", apparently, not a very good name…

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The most famous and popular painting styles
The modern Baroque is characterized by an abundance of ornaments and complexity of lines. Cubism is an avant-garde art movement that originated in the 20th century. thanks to Pablo Picasso,…

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1511
The greatest miracle appears before the viewer in all its glory. The mystery that does not cease to excite the imagination of man is interpreted by the great master very…

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