How to draw falling snow in watercolor or ink
To paint snow, and even watercolor, is often a difficult task for beginners. But we will help! We reveal some secrets. 5 tips from successful illustrators Masking fluid. This fluid…

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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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Shrek's father
Of course, you are familiar with the huge green ogre Shrek, who adores his swamp and solitude. In Russia, Shrek gained fame thanks to the eponymous cartoon (2001). But the…

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capable of heroism.

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 influence of color on the perception of the picture

A world of illusions conveyed in a plane, a fantasy embodied in two dimensions – this is nothing more than a picture. Whether the canvas is painted in pastel, oil or watercolor – it always has a color.

The color content of the painting is what primarily attracts visitors to galleries and art lovers. Each color, its shade, like a note in music creates a melody, rhythm, pace of painting. The whole symphony at once falls upon the perception of a person and the course of his thoughts can radically change just because of a certain color. Continue reading

Why did the famous socialist realist Heliy Korzhev begin to write mutant-turliks ​​and paintings on biblical motifs

The work of Helium Korzhev is distinguished by a special vision, with one gesture he could express the thoughts of a whole generation. The Soviet painter was a professor, teacher, worked in a business style. He was the winner of several awards from the state.
Helium did not create solo exhibitions, refused the positioned machine, the salary of the chairman. He did not pursue either fame or financial well-being, and was closed from the world for almost his entire life, devoting all his time to drawing, choosing topics that excited his soul.

Socialist realist Heliy Korzhev

He chose ordinary people as heroes, provided that they were capable of heroism. Continue reading

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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Rapidograph: what it is and how to choose
Currently, many believe that the computer has replaced the work of engineers and artists. But this is not so. Many authors use paints, pencils and other attributes to create drawings,…

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The influence of color on the perception of the picture
A world of illusions conveyed in a plane, a fantasy embodied in two dimensions - this is nothing more than a picture. Whether the canvas is painted in pastel, oil…

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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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