Workplace of the artist
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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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African traditional art
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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?

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