History of occurrence. Western schools
The origins of grisaille lie in the early Middle Ages. Icon painters often used monochrome tricks due to the meager color palette and strict religious canons
The peak of its popularity in the Renaissance fell on the XIV century. Sculptors in preparatory sketches for works used chiaroscuro to convey a sense of relief on a plane. One of the first who applied this technique in painting was the French sculptor and artist Andre Beauvais.Monochrome images are found in such artifacts as the carved frames of the Psalter by Jean Berry, painting on the altar cover of the Narbonne Shroud, and miniatures in the manuscript The Hourglass of Jeanne d’Evreux (authorship of Jean Pucel). Continue reading
The Soviet Union existed for a rather long period of time, during which the features of urban development, its own industry, and specific art were developed. At that time, they valued high internal qualities, and not a model appearance.
Whatever the rich man would entertain, if only he would not sue
The state needed purposeful, strong-willed, full of energy people, healthy in body and spirit. In the Soviet years, artists often painted women.
The goal of the creators.
The creators of that period sought to reflect the new female image. This affected the cinema, theater and, of course, paintings. Refined, sophisticated and pampered ladies were replaced by strong-willed women with a steel character.
New women were rebels, revolutionaries, activists, they became role models, led the masses. The struggle for gender equality was noticeably reflected: women abandoned household chores, pushing the patriarchal system, and sought rights on a par with men. Continue reading