10 skillful fakes that museums took for originals
Artistic fakes are a very real threat that museums constantly have to contend with. Fake artifacts appear in many museums from time to time, which can be displayed for several…

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GENRES IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Works of fine art, mainly painting, are divided into genres. Depending on the subject image in the seventeenth century, the genres were divided into "high" (grand genre) and "low" genre…

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How to record music
Why might you need to record music, song, voice, sound in good quality at home? The reasons can be fundamentally different, from a simple desire to perpetuate a memorable event…

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19th Century Girl Albums

The young ladies of the 19th century were not so different from the modern ones: they also needed attention, recognition, evidence of sympathy from friends and, of course, a cordial secret, which was expressed in allegories and symbols – often poetic. Now social networks are used for this, then – albums, quite intimate, but not closed from other manuscript books.

Album History

Unlike diaries closed from prying eyes, albums were created to be shown – to friends and relatives, to those who would also be asked to leave a record. The albums were filled with the “wrong hand”, but at the same time bore the imprint of the owner’s personality – it was he who determined who to include in his inner circle and whose work to keep as a keepsake. Continue reading

Why does music influence our emotions so much

In an article from the series “Ask, Answer,” designed to quench reader’s curiosity, BBC Future journalist explores the impact of music on people’s emotional state.

“Why does music have a direct effect on our emotions? What is the evolutionary meaning of this phenomenon?”, Asks Philip Lörish, who sent us his question by e-mail.

Each person experienced the emotional power of music, which sometimes literally takes us for the soul.

We can get into a state of euphoria from driving music in some rock club, and while listening to a romantic ballad, we can experience the deep longing of unrequited love … Continue reading

STYLES AND TRENDS IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Abstractionism (from lat. abstractio-removal, distraction) – art direction, refused to approximate the reality of the image of forms in painting and sculpture. One of the goals of abstractionism is to achieve harmony, to create certain color combinations and geometric shapes to evoke a variety of associations in the beholder. The main representatives of abstractionism were: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Abstract impressionism-the direction of abstract art in which free abstract compositions are created by a large stroke. The meaning of the image was to reflect the psychological state of the artist and his character.
Masters of abstract impressionism: Jackson Polok, mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner
Abstract expressionism (from the English. abstract expressionism) – the direction of abstract art in which free compositions are created by a large, impulsive brushstroke. Continue reading

Ciphers, signs and self-portraits: How artists of the past signed their paintings
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About music
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8 creepy paintings that are impossible to look at without a shudder
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