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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Caravaggio - "an excellent rival of nature"
At the turn of the XVI – XVII centuries in Italy, famous for the great painters, poets, scientists and humanists, a very peculiar artist appeared. His paintings caused a genuine…

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Diego Rivera - the great Mexican painter
When the Great October Socialist Revolution took place in Russia, a revolutionary struggle was going on in Mexico for seven years. Armed peasants opposed the dictatorship of the rich and…

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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 three-dimensional image of the subject. There was a sculpture in the primitive era, this is evidenced by the results of archaeological excavations carried out in different countries. The sculpture of the primitive period often served as a means of decorating utensils, tools and hunting tools, and was used as amulets. Developing, the sculpture acquired new functions and attitudes towards itself. Continue reading

Art Evaluation Criteria

The term “art”, the definition of “art” can be attributed to a variety of objects – from prehistoric drawings on stones and ceramics to the rubble of household and industrial trash in art galleries. But although the field of art also includes music, theater, ballet and literature, most often this term implies visual art, and first of all painting.
For centuries, people have tried to understand what art is. Continue reading

Konstantin Meunier – an artist who glorified the proletariat

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

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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Egyptian ostracon drawings
In the art of ancient Egypt, there are monuments that make up a special group. These are works of graphics - drawings on boards. The Greek word "ostracon" literally means…

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