The “dead layer” of Flemish painting
Studying the technique of some old masters, we are faced with the so-called “Flemish method” of oil painting. This is a multi-layered, technically complex way of writing, the opposite of…

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Popular Russian watercolor artists
The first artists working with watercolor Diver P. Sokolov. It is considered the first in Russia, therefore it is considered the ancestor of the domestic portrait in watercolor. After training,…

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African traditional art
The new year has passed, and winter does not end. Are you tired? Then let's get to the hottest continent - to Africa, and plunge a little into its history.…

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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. Continue reading

5 tips from successful illustrators

1. Quality Above All
“You will not find a good job until you become better than those who already do it.” Winona Nelson.

Many young illustrators wonder why no one has hired them so far. Here’s the bitter truth: YOU ARE OBLIGED TO BE BETTER than those who already work in the company, otherwise they have no reason to take you, because they already have a person who does a good job.
2. Reduce your portfolio
“Once upon a time I was taught that a portfolio is fully valued by the weakest work out of it. The work of an art director depends on whom he entrusts the execution of the work. 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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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 1
So, you are an aspiring artist and decided to monetize your talent. But your work is not yet familiar to either collectors or the general public, so cooperation with large…

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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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10 strangest paintings in world painting
For everyone, the concept of image strangeness is different, but many works are strongly out of the picture. Scream Painting by E. Munch The work is one of the most…

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