How are watercolor paints made?
The beginning of the way According to Felix Scheinberger, the author of Watercolor Sketching, the paint begins with pigment, a powder concentrate that determines its color. Pigments are vegetable, mineral,…

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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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Thinners for oil painting
Oil paints are pigments of various colors, ground to powder, which are then mixed on an oil basis in the paint of the desired consistency and density. Oil painting is…

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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.

Traditional art has a very important place in African culture. Most holidays and rituals, along with dancing, singing and stories, can not do without vivid visual images. Art objects can be weapons or insignia, prestige, and also have religious significance. The art of the peoples of Africa is diverse: these are sculptures, paintings, “fetishes”, masks, figures and jewelry. 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

Paintings on the leaves: painstaking art

Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly difficult to surprise the viewer. Therefore, artists, artists, directors and other representatives of the creative professions have to go to various tricks, master new techniques, work with non-standard tools and materials. For example, a relatively new direction in the visual arts was born relatively recently – painting on the leaves of trees.
Leaf paintings
Recently patented direction – in the nineties of the last century in China. However, it cannot be called innovative, since the technique of carving pictures on pieces of paper has been known for many centuries. But the complexity of working with tree leaves is much more complicated. Continue reading

Italian, lead and silver pencils
A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look…

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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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21st Century Abstraction Artists
Abstract art allowed us to start experiments with perception, the forms of objects. Artists were able to question all the classical techniques and canons. Modern abstract artists are also pushing…

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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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