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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Grisaille art technique in the history of world art
History of occurrence. Western schools The origins of grisaille lie in the early Middle Ages. Icon painters often used monochrome tricks due to the meager color palette and strict religious…

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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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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

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 galleries is postponed until better times. However, do not worry: many subsequently famous artists at the beginning of their careers suffered from a lack of orders and sales, but this did not stop them. Do not be afraid of difficulties and remember that the great begins with the small!

Part 1 – INTERNET
Vincent Van Gogh, “Red Vineyards in Arles,” 1888. According to a common myth, during the life of the artist, only this painting was sold. Continue reading

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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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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Andrew World Part 3: "Christina's World."
The painting “Christina's World” became the quintessential success and glory of Andrew Wyeth, and turned into a real American “icon”, along with “American Gothic” by Wood, Whistler's “Portrait of Mother”…

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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…

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