GOLDEN AGE OF THE ENGLISH AQUARIAN SCHOOL.
The works of the masters of the Georgian era, who vividly demonstrated the picturesque possibilities of watercolors, honed the already known technical methods and created many new ones, led to…

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Life in art. Pictures in your home and office
What fundamentally different modern approach to home design from previous periods? A resident of a modern metropolis pays great attention to the functionality of his home, of course, seeks to…

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How and why, after 100 years, the “Lady with the Unicorn” by Rafael Santi has changed
At the beginning of the 16th century, Rafael Santi created the painting “The Lady with the Unicorn”, which was included in the “golden fund” of High Renaissance painting. It is…

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The mystery of the ancient ceremony in the picture of Bridgman: “The procession of the bull Anubis”

Frederick Arthur Bridgman is one of the most popular Orientalist painters. He created a canvas that carries the viewer in the time of Ancient Egypt. What secrets of the Egyptian tradition are illuminated by his painting, The Procession of the Sacred Bull of Anubis?

Frederick Arthur Bridgman is known for his paintings on the theme of the East. At the age of five, he stated that he decided to become an artist, and at sixteen he dropped out of school and began his career as an engraver at the American Banknote Company. However, this work soon bored Arthur, and in 1866 he went to Paris to study with the artist and sculptor Jean — Leon Gerome at the School of Fine Arts. In 1873 he went to North Africa.

In Africa, Bridgman worked for five years, creating hundreds of sketches and collecting artifacts and costumes. Bridgman painted the East and Africa magnificent, mysterious, luxurious and, most importantly, realistic. His images of exotic people and cultures fascinated Americans and Europeans throughout the 1880s. Subsequently, Bridgman created many more oriental paintings from memory, Continue reading

Monumental painting. Wall painting

Monumental painting – painting on architectural structures and other stationary foundations. The main technique of monumental painting is a mural, which, together with mosaics and stained glass, is more often called monumental and applied art.

The tradition of painting walls and ceilings dates back to time immemorial. Traces of culture to decorate your home with objects of art reach us since the time of the Paleolithic. Often they had sacred and ritual meaning. Numerous cave paintings have survived to this day and have been sources of inspiration for artists for many subsequent centuries.

Studying the history of ancient cultures, we everywhere meet with monuments of monumental painting. They not only give us artistic pleasure, but Continue reading

ANTIQUE MARKET OF EUROPE, counterfeit on the ANTIQUE MARKET

A developed art market appears in the XVII century. in Holland, which was the first in Europe to become a bourgeois republic. It is there that relations between the artist and the customer develop. The state and the church cease to be the main customers, and private buyers arise, which means the art and antiques market. After all, before that, the church was the main customer of art objects for artists – in Italy, Germany, England. As such, secular art before the Renaissance did not exist in Europe.

In the XVIII century. Antique trade appears in almost all countries, including Russia. The antique market of St. Petersburg and even partly Moscow in the 18th century already exists actively. Visitors and local antiquaries are active. In Europe at this time, the two main centers of antique trade remain Paris and Rome. Continue reading

MODERN PORTRAIT EXCLIBRIS
Portrait bookplate - one of the oldest types of book characters - appeared after the stamp. The first engraved bookplate is considered the emblem of the knight Bernhardt von Rohrbach,…

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THE BORDER OF THE XVIII-XIX CENTURIES. NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH PAINTING
The end of the 18th century was marked by great upheavals. The French Revolution and the era of Napoleon brought to the forefront of new heroes - the military, politicians,…

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"Portrait of Madame X"
When John Singer Sargent unveiled his portrait of a woman in black in 1884, Parisian society literally broke out with indignation. The artist was forced to leave the country, and…

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Secret meanings of the masterpiece fresco "Maesta" by Simone Martini
The student of the great founder of the Renaissance, Giotto and favorite Modigliani, Simone Martini, embodied Siena artistic principles in his work, introduced many innovations into painting art, which became…

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