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Russian art of the late XIX – early XX century is rich in bright individuals. But among them Ryabushkin remains a master who created a special artistic world. His originality was not loud and noisy.
Mikhail Nesterov, who knew the artist well, wrote that “a talented, quiet, quiet Andrei Petrovich Ryabushkin … was withdrawn, as if carrying some secret in himself. And only sometimes the curtain of the inmost broke through, and before us flashed strong passions hidden in it. ” In life, he did not receive widespread fame, and after his early death was almost forgotten. Today it is hard to believe in it – our idea of the art of that time without Ryabushkin would be so impoverished. Continue reading
In the view of the people of the Renaissance, beauty is above all the orderly consonance and the connection of parts, harmony. It is based on a proportion, a perfect image, where, in the words of the Italian scientist and architect Alberti, “you cannot add, subtract or change anything without making it worse.” Continue reading
The life of the Belgian master Constantin Meunier is not eventful. But his creative biography is unusual. He began as a sculptor, attending a class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and the workshop of Sh. O. Freken, a follower of classicism. Then for many years engaged in painting. Continue reading