How to realistically convey skin tone with oil.
How to realistically convey skin tone with oil. Oil is one of the classic art materials for portraiture. Nevertheless, it is the reproduction of the shades of human skin that…

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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 influence of color on the perception of the picture. Part 2.
Everyone knows the Black Square, but there are few who see in this work something individual and inimitable. But this is a whole hymn to how color can affect a…

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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

Popular Russian watercolor artists
The first artists working with watercolor Diver P. Sokolov. It is considered the first in Russia, therefore it is considered the ancestor of the domestic portrait in watercolor. After training,…

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How to start and not abandon the sketchbook? 4 easy steps.
Sketchbook is not just a sketchbook. This is a tool for self-development and checking your own progress, a platform for experiments, a convenient way to introduce your creativity to friends…

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The intricacies of acrylic work for a novice artist
In the artistic environment, more and more brush masters are trying to work with acrylic paints. Like oil or watercolor, acrylic has its own properties, and therefore a slightly different…

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Thinners for oil painting
Oil paints are pigments of various colors, ground to powder, which are then mixed on an oil basis in the paint of the desired consistency and density. Oil painting is…

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