The “dead layer” of Flemish painting
Studying the technique of some old masters, we are faced with the so-called “Flemish method” of oil painting. This is a multi-layered, technically complex way of writing, the opposite of…

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Italian, lead and silver pencils
A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look…

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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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Modular paintings: what’s the big deal?

Modular panels have become very popular in recent years. But this is not a new invention at all. Moreover, modular art has been around for centuries. The modular picture consists of several separate parts that form a complex composition: sometimes stable, and sometimes not – in some cases, the parts can be interchanged or even completely removed.

The founder of modular art is considered Jerome Bosch, who created, as you know, in the Renaissance: his triptych “Garden of Earthly Delights” is considered the first modular painting in history. This work served as the so-called “variable altar,” and the arrangement of the parts of the painting changed in accordance with the church holidays and the message that parishioners needed to send at certain times of the year. Continue reading

William Morris – First Designer

The profession of designer today is popular and in demand. Specialists in this field make sure that our phones, cars, furniture and household items are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. This is because a person is attracted by the craving for the beautiful, the lack of which is especially felt in everyday life from the beginning of the “conveyor era”. The British pre-Raphaelite artist William Morris, the first designer in history, sought to fill everyday life with beauty and restore a sense of harmony with nature, from which people were so distant.
The basis of Morris’s aesthetic views was the ideas of the famous art critic John Ruskin, who believed that the subject environment of a society testifies to its moral state, and beauty manifests itself in fidelity to nature. Continue reading

William Morris – First Designer

The profession of designer today is popular and in demand. Specialists in this field make sure that our phones, cars, furniture and household items are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. This is because a person is attracted by the craving for the beautiful, the lack of which is especially felt in everyday life from the beginning of the “conveyor era”. The British pre-Raphaelite artist William Morris, the first designer in history, sought to fill everyday life with beauty and restore a sense of harmony with nature, from which people were so distant.
The basis of Morris’s aesthetic views was the ideas of the famous art critic John Ruskin, who believed that the subject environment of a society testifies to its moral state, and beauty manifests itself in fidelity to nature. Continue reading

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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Italian, lead and silver pencils
A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look…

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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 1
So, you are an aspiring artist and decided to monetize your talent. But your work is not yet familiar to either collectors or the general public, so cooperation with large…

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The essence of Matisse painting
They say that the whole world is a canvas on which we all write. And revolutionaries are those who always write in broad strokes, without paying any attention to those…

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