Surrealism
Surrealism (from the French surrealisme - literally super-realism) is a trend in contemporary bourgeois art that originated in France in the early 1920s. Being a characteristic expression of the crisis…

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Amazing stucco molding of the hunting castle Stupinigi
The Stupinigi Hunting Castle is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Built as a royal hunting…

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Romanesque art
Romanesque art, a style of architecture and other branches of art that arose in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term “Romanesque” (French: Romanesque, Spanish: romanico, German: Romanik from…

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Prehistoric and Neolithic sculpture

Any chronological account of the origin and evolution of a sculpture should occupy several volumes, if not a whole library, respectively, its summary means that most of the historical facts will inevitably be omitted. Nevertheless, even such a far from complete excursion into the history of sculpture will be replete with wonderful stories of extraordinary masters who directed their talent to create marble, terracotta, bronze sculptures and reliefs. The works of sculptors do not lose relevance in our time.

Sculpture history
Prehistoric and Neolithic sculpture
The history of sculpture originates in the Stone Age. The earliest known works (for example, “Venus from Berekhat Rama” and “Venus from Tan-Tan”) date from about 230,000–200,000 BC.

Venus from Berehat Ram

The objects of prehistoric sculpture were various animals and human figures. The material for the works was mammoth Continue reading

Color Pencil Technique

Most recently discovered a colored pencil. I suggest you take a closer look at this material.

Working with young children, she offered them colored pencils for the first acquaintance with color. Then, very soon, we moved on to the development of more serious materials – watercolors and gouache. And she was always sure that colored pencils were a frivolous, insignificant and lightweight technique …

Now, after my “experiments” with colored pencils, I must admit that there are no minor materials and techniques in the visual arts at all!

So, what happened when working with colored pencils?

Color pencils Specific features:
1. Color pencil does not withstand very large format sizes.
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Abstractionism

The tendency of the separation of art from the image of reality received a logical conclusion in the works of abstract artists. Their work was distinguished by a complete lack of plot and composition. Abstract art is considered one of the most complex phenomena of modern culture, since it completely excludes ideological content and figurative form.

A new direction in art was named from the Latin word abstractus, which means “abstract”. The canvases, made in an abstract style, were not popular with the masses, because the paintings, randomly filled with spots and lines, are quite difficult to understand. The quality of such work is practically not evaluable. Theorist of abstract art, Michel Seyfor, defines this direction in this way: “I call abstract any art that does not contain any reminder, no idea of ​​reality.”

In the late 1940s, lyrical or romantic abstractionism spread in Europe. The characteristic features of the new trend are pronounced in the works of the German painter Wols.

The painting “Felix”, praised by critics, depicted the double, combined eyes and wings of a monstrous bird. Refined vision, Continue reading

The greatest sculptors of the XIX century
The development of sculpture at the beginning of the XIX century is associated with a significant influence of neoclassicism on sculpture and art. Moreover, over the course of a century,…

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Painting
Painting, a type of fine art, artwork, which is created using paints applied to any hard surface. Like other forms of art, painting performs ideological and cognitive tasks, and also…

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Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian: Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - reception, method) - a name that conventionally indicates stylistic tendencies, as well as a certain stage in the development of European,…

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National Gallery, London, England
In England, as every more or less stubborn student knows, the oldest constitutional monarchy. Therefore, it is customary to think that there, especially in former times, nothing was done without…

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