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”,…

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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 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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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. The Isengheim Altar by Matthias Grünewald and the Paumgartner Altar by Albrecht Dürer, which also served as variable altars, had similar functions.

Artists of the beginning of the 20th century again inflated interest in modular paintings: courageous innovators of those years often placed the form above the content, and with this approach, the “dissected” canvases served them excellently. Particularly famous are the works of Alexander Calder, a sculptor and artist who has been experimenting with shapes and surfaces all his life.

Nowadays, when all our furniture became modular, such paintings became very actual. In many houses, diptychs and triptychs adorn the walls, and many artists are willing to offer such paintings to customers. Do you create model paintings?

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…

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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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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 2
In the previous article, we talked about how to sell your paintings on the Internet. Want to go the more traditional way? Then your goal is galleries that work with…

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Andrew World Part 2
A small proportion of critics sometimes made attempts to "reconcile" Wyeth with the "main wave" of modernism. From time to time, disputes arose about the fact that in his works…

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