Russian lacquer miniature
Fedoskino lacquer miniature. The art of lacquer miniatures appeared in ancient China several thousand years ago, then, through India and Persia, in the 17th century penetrated Europe, conquering the beauty…

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Andrew World Part 1
Andrew Wyeth is simultaneously one of the most popular and most attacked artists in American art. Because of his retreat, he was like a thorn in the eye of a…

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8 important principles of oil painting
Oil paints are responsive and versatile. But mastering is not as difficult as it might seem at first. The correct use of the color and texture of the oil allows…

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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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 cameras must always turn off the “date and time” mode before shooting.
The main stages of photography:
1. Place the picture without a frame in an upright position on any stable pedestal or stand. The canvas can be put on a table, chair or easel. The main thing is that it be clearly visible and no objects block it or cast a shadow or glare.

2. Install the camera a short distance in front of the picture on a tripod. 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.

So, what kind of animal artists can be noted? Continue reading

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 person’s perception.
The influence of color on the example of the “Black Square”
“Black Square” first appeared as a sketch of the scenery for the opera M.V. Matyushina “Victory over the Sun.” Malevich was very impressed with his work and caused such a surge of emotions in him that after that he was ill for a long time. As soon as he felt the strength in himself, he decided to repeat the “Black Square”, but already on the canvas. The work was excellent. Continue reading

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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Choosing Pastels for Beginners
Currently, the enthusiasm for creativity is gaining momentum: there are more and more art shops, and materials are more accessible. In the article we briefly consider the types of pastels…

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Outsider - art
Brute art or art brut is often confused with the so-called art of outsiders. But if art brut is rather “art of the crazy”, then outsider art is a broader…

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Five contemporary artists everyone should know
Today there are artists whose vision and influence exalt them above the crowd. Many of them managed to have an undeniable impact on world art production and culture in general.…

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