Igor Grabar is known not only as an art critic and restorer, but also as a talented impressionist artist. Under his leadership, the Tretyakov Gallery turned into a world-famous museum complex, and the multivolume History of Russian Art was written by his own efforts. Much is known about the professional activities of Grabar, but the details of his personal life are still shrouded in mystery. The key to its solution can serve as his picture “Cornflowers”.
Art for Igor Grabar has always been the subject of knowledge and creation. As a child, Igor showed a passion for drawing. According to his parents, he harassed piles of paper and enthusiastically painted with paints. When the boy grew up, he began to take painting lessons, spent hours in the workshop. After – he entered the Lyceum of Tsarevich Nikolai in Moscow. Igor’s childhood passed in the Ryazan province, and moving to Moscow opened up new horizons for him. Continue reading
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