Little-known facts about the dark side of the brilliant artist Caravaggio
He was one of the great masters of baroque, and his difficult life in many respects determined his creation, which today is admired throughout the world. And Caravaggio himself believed…

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Ciphers, signs and self-portraits: How artists of the past signed their paintings
Not every masterpiece of painting contains the signature of the artist. There were reasons for this, both at the dawn of the Renaissance and in the modern era; they are…

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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.…

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A LITTLE ABOUT WALL PAINTING

FRESCO
Fresco (derived from ital. fresco, literally-fresh) – one of the techniques of wall painting. The painting is written on raw plaster paints diluted in water. When dried, a film is formed on the surface, which protects the fresco, making it extremely durable. The fresco was known already in the period of Aegean culture (2 thousand years BC), but its heyday falls on the Renaissance. Artists of this era used multilayer polished soils with the addition of marble dust. Outstanding masters of fresco painting of the Renaissance were Michelangelo and Raphael. In Christian culture, the fresco has become a favorite way to decorate the inner and sometimes outer walls of the temple.
Today, a fresco is called any wall painting. Continue reading

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…

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3 curious facts about famous works of art
Different people perceive works of art differently, and the viewer's point of view can radically differ from what the artist himself put into his work. And many famous paintings have…

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ART TECHNIQUES
Watercolor (from Italia. aquarello) means painting with water based paints. There are several varieties of watercolor techniques: dry-painting on dry paper, with drying each layer of paint before applying the…

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VARIETIES OF THE GENRE PORTRAIT
Portrait (derived from FR. words portrait) - this artistic image of the human with transfer his domestic world. In the portrait, a person can be depicted chest-high, waist-high, hip-high, knee-high,…

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