Outsider - art
Brute art or art brut is often confused with the so-called art of outsiders. But if art brut is rather “art of the crazy”, then outsider art is a broader…

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8 important principles of oil painting
Oil paints are responsive and versatile. But mastering is not as difficult as it might seem at first. The correct use of the color and texture of the oil allows…

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Shrek's father
Of course, you are familiar with the huge green ogre Shrek, who adores his swamp and solitude. In Russia, Shrek gained fame thanks to the eponymous cartoon (2001). But the…

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Why did the famous socialist realist Heliy Korzhev begin to write mutant-turliks ​​and paintings on biblical motifs

The work of Helium Korzhev is distinguished by a special vision, with one gesture he could express the thoughts of a whole generation. The Soviet painter was a professor, teacher, worked in a business style. He was the winner of several awards from the state.
Helium did not create solo exhibitions, refused the positioned machine, the salary of the chairman. He did not pursue either fame or financial well-being, and was closed from the world for almost his entire life, devoting all his time to drawing, choosing topics that excited his soul.

Socialist realist Heliy Korzhev

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The secrets of drawing a portrait from a photograph
Creativity is influenced not only by the inspiring world around, but also by the tools and technologies inherent in a given time. Photography is a tool that in the shortest…

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Red and purple
Red pigment is obtained due to high iron oxide red earth. For thousands of years, a bright red dye has been extracted from cochineal: to obtain 100 grams of pigment,…

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Rapidograph: what it is and how to choose
Currently, many believe that the computer has replaced the work of engineers and artists. But this is not so. Many authors use paints, pencils and other attributes to create drawings,…

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How to photograph pictures
I’ll make a reservation right away: high-quality photographs that can be sold must be done using professional equipment. Shooting pictures on smartphones is not recommended. Owners of film and digital…

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