"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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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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VARIETIES OF GENRE STILL LIFE
Still life (with FR. nature morte-dead, inanimate nature) - artistic depiction of various household items. In the XV-XVI centuries still life was considered as part of a historical or genre…

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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

How Russian artist Makovsky painted a portrait of the US president and opened the “Russian style” to Americans
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Western world discovered the Russian style. Sundresses, kokoshniks, furs and precious fabrics, boyars and feasts - this is exactly such Russia that…

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What is special about the landscapes that are called the most Italian: Veduta and Capriccio
History did not preserve the name of the tourist that the first one wanted to take away from Italy a picturesque "postcard" in memory of the trip and thereby laid…

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Creativity for the Mentally Ill: A Book That Changed History
Sometimes you can hear such a statement that in order to create a masterpiece, you must be either a genius or a madman. Tarragon - the hero of the play…

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The family of artists da Vezzo: How the artist was destined for an early death, and her husband - fame and a new marriage
The happiness of family life and the happiness of self-realization in one's beloved business are eternal values ​​that existed back in the days of the Ottoman sultans and musketeer swords.…

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