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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How to make a portfolio and resume of the artist. The advice of an art critic.
Throughout the centuries of the professional art trade, aspiring artists have attributed their work to the owners of exhibition spaces and art shops in the hope that they will be…

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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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The art of the mentally ill

In 1945, the French artist Jean Dubuuffe coined the term “art-brut”, which means “rough”, “hard” art.
Quite often, the authors of art brut’s works were mentally ill people, “holy fools”, “freaks”, and “mediums”. Their art did not fit into the academic framework, and instead of university teachers of painting and drawing, voices often appeared, indicating how and what to draw.

“Before the work on the picture begins, I have no idea what will be drawn. Spirits tell me: “Do not try to find out what you will create.” And I follow their instructions. When I take a tube of paint, I don’t know what color it is. I understand that this is unbelievable, but I follow my mentors like a child, ”admitted Augustin Lezage, probably one of the brightest representatives of“ rough art ”. This hereditary miner began to paint only at the age of 35. Continue reading

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, there are many artists who masterfully draw animals and create bright and beautiful paintings. Often, animal painters added animals to drawings by other artists, as was the case with Shishkin’s famous canvas, where Savitsky painted bears.

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21st Century Abstraction Artists
Abstract art allowed us to start experiments with perception, the forms of objects. Artists were able to question all the classical techniques and canons. Modern abstract artists are also pushing…

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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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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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Cooperation agreement
And finally, we move on to the last stage: an agreement on cooperation. You need to fill out the “Commission Agreement” and related papers. Carefully study their contents before you…

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