Kanoplasta from Tanagra
The Greek words "tanagra", "tanagryanka" about a hundred years ago entered the Russian language. They are now used to denote everything fragile, feminine and plastic. The artist V. Serov invented…

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Sculpture
Sculpture (Latin sculptura, from sculpo - I carve, cut), sculpture, plastic (Greek plastike, from plasso - I mold), a type of fine art based on the principle of three-dimensional, physically…

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Antique Cologne
Cologne ... Many have heard about this German city on the Rhine, a major center of medieval European culture. The well-known Cologne Cathedral is an unsurpassed monument of Gothic architecture.…

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Andrei Ryabushkin – historical painter

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Mikhail Nesterov, who knew the artist well, wrote that “a talented, quiet, quiet Andrei Petrovich Ryabushkin … was withdrawn, as if carrying some secret in himself.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

Eugene Delacroix – Goethe’s Faust lithographs

In the 1820s, the artist Eugene Delacroix was in the prime of his creative power. He is 30 years old, he is a recognized master, who created the paintings that put him among the best artists of France: “Dante and Virgil”, “The Massacre at Chios”, “The Execution of Marino Falyero”, “The Death of Sardanapala”.

In them, Delacroix most fully reflected the ideas of progressive romanticism that prevailed at that time in French painting, to the transmission of historical truth, expressed by a bright, emotional language, which compels the emperor to sympathize with the characters, strong, whole and passionate. Continue reading

Fritz Kremer: “I had the good fortune to create many monuments that stand on the street”

The essence of Kremer’s creative tasks is to appeal to the masses. “I feel it my duty,” says the artist, “to speak about the events that I experienced as a participant or a witness.” The path of Fritz Kremer more than once led him to the brink, the transition of which required to risk his life. His art speaks of the most tragic and sorrowful moments in the history of the 20th century courageously, simply and frankly. The artist does not lose faith in the light of human power and does not allow falsehood and emotion. Continue reading

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Barbizon School of Painting
Away from the noise of the capital, French painters of the last century chose the area around the royal residence of Fontainebleau, which since the times of Francis I has…

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Anton Refrezhier - born in Moscow
Refrege was born in Moscow in the year of the first Russian revolution. This fact would seem irrelevant to the biography of an American artist: after all, his father took…

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Portraits of Sumarokov by A. Losenko and F. Rokotov
When the painter paints a portrait of a contemporary, he sees it as if in the “halo” of events, the ideological aspirations of his era, perceives him as a person…

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Pictures of the Elusive World
Originality is the main feature of the Japanese ukiyo-e engraving. Not having analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the…

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