"Love Letter" by Jan Vermeer
At the first glance at Jan Vermeer's famous painting “Love Letter”, the name seems far-fetched, because the letter itself is hardly noticeable. But the lute in the hands of a…

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Secrets of the Four Seasons
This year marks almost 430 years since the death of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian artist known for his original portraits of fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish. Giuseppe so skillfully portrayed…

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"The Invisible Artist", which creates paintings on people, like on canvases
Since today many acts of civil protest in China remain strictly prohibited, a well-known Chinese artist-photographer, master of the original creative camouflage of people, Liu Bolin invented a unique technique…

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The dramatic fate of Princess Tenisheva

June 1 (old style – May 20) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding woman whose contribution to the development of Russian culture can hardly be overestimated. Princess Maria Tenisheva was a collector, philanthropist, public figure and enamel artist. Turgenev regretted not having time to write a story about her, she posed for Repin, Serov, Korovin and Vrubel. Contemporaries called her “the heroine of our time” and “the pride of all of Russia,” and today, her name is hardly known to the majority and undeservedly forgotten. Continue reading

INTERIOR STYLES AND PAINTINGS

Avant-garde-style, in which color or form, necessarily contrast with each other.
In the avant-garde can be combined completely incompatible objects and materials.
In choosing paintings for the avant-garde style of the plot is not so important, the main thing is to choose the right color and texture.
Empire-the style of Napoleon I, which emphasizes luxury, splendor and power. External effect in Empire valued more, than convenience.
The plot of the paintings for the Empire style is diverse – it can be portraits, still lifes, hunting scenes, scenes of military campaigns, mythological subjects, landscapes, seascapes, etc. – the main thing is that they emphasize the luxury of the interior. Continue reading

How Pavel Tretyakov competed with the emperor
Before the revolution, patronage of the arts was considered not only charitable, but also beneficial for the donor himself, and the point here was not taxes at all. According to…

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5 masterpieces of painting, which depict much more than the audience sees
Considering the masterpieces of world painting, few people think that behind an idyllic landscape a portrait of a person can be hidden, and behind a drawn wave - a huge…

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About music
It is known about music that: everyone listens to her, some compose and perform; modern music is created on the basis of theory, musical notation, knowledge of the secrets of…

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