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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The brightest animal painters
The animalistic genre is far from being the most popular in the world of painting, since the works are not as demanded as impressionism or romanticism. At the same time,…

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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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Samurai and painting

It is known that the samurai estate in Japan appeared at the turn of the 7th-8th centuries A.D. The word samurai itself means a servant-analogue of the Russian word warrior.
Samurai – armed servants, became peasants, family members of the lower or middle aristocracy. The fee was simple – housing and food. Instead, it required a willingness to fulfill military duty, if necessary, to die for his master. Gradually, the number of samurai increased, and these were absolutely professional warriors, who transmitted military traditions in a hereditary way.

With the increase in the number of troops, the accumulation of forces and power, central power began to weaken in Japan, and in the second half of the 15th century feudal feuds on land redistribution developed into a civil war (1467–1586), known as the “Age of the Warring Provinces”. Continue reading

10 strangest paintings in world painting

For everyone, the concept of image strangeness is different, but many works are strongly out of the picture.
Scream
Painting by E. Munch

The work is one of the most famous in the world and belongs to the genre of expressionism. There are several interpretations of the image, the first character is terrified and screaming, the second he closed his ears so as not to hear the terrible sounds around. The author wrote it in a state of psychosis, when he felt exhaustion and saw how blood and fiery rivers flow through the sky. Continue reading

Sanguine, sauce, charcoal: soft materials in a graphic pattern.
Graphic drawing is associated primarily with detailed pencil sketches and portraits, clear ink illustrations and capillary pens. Soft, bulk materials often remain forgotten at the end of the basics of…

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Workplace of the artist
For the artist, it’s not only the muse that is important, but ordinary everyday (workers) so that the conditions of visual perception do not hamper the artist’s imagination, the room…

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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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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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