The sculptural industry

From the end of XIX - beginning of XX centuries. various new trends in French painting came together under the name post-impressionism, which consciously opposed certain principles of impressionism. Post-impressionism…

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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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Masonic symbols in plaster moldings and sculpture
The Brotherhood of Free Masons (Masons) is perhaps one of the most famous, ancient and mysterious secret societies in world history. Scientists still have not come to a consensus on…

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What surprised Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival in 2020

For many people, winter is clearly associated with snowdrifts, New Year, Christmas tree, the smell of fresh needles, tangerines and cinnamon. But do you know what a real winter fairy tale looks like? Harbin’s annual snow and ice festival can let you see first-hand what it is! How can I turn ordinary snow into an exciting magical country. Where everyone can again feel that same, forgotten by adults, children’s sense of faith in miracles.

Every year in Harbin, in the province of Heilongjiang (China), an event is held, which, today, without a doubt, can be called one of the most ambitious in the world – this is an international festival of snow and ice. Participants create ice and snow sculptures that amaze their imagination with their filigree 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.
2. It has color transparency. Continue reading

Winter landscape (Nature. Oil and pastel)

What serves as an inspiration to the artist? What drives the artist, forcing him to look for more and more new motives for creativity?

Levitan Isaac Ilyich. March It is no secret that any artist, as a spectator, falls under the influence and charm of his favorite artists. I. Levitan, creating the paintings “March”, “Big Water”, could not help but be inspired by the genius of A. Savrasov or F. Vasiliev. Even for the simple reason that he studied under Alexei Kondratievich and deeply respected his work. In other types of art – in literature, music, architecture – the creators also have their idols that inspire, customize, and nourish their work. To our great composer Georgy Sviridov time teachers were Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich. This is not about literally imitating creative handwriting, manner, superficial perception, but rather about meaning, about tasks in art. Thus, through the efforts of many generations of artists, the Continue reading

Ornament of primitive peoples

People have long sought to decorate their homes and household items. Archaeologists, so far, find various confirmations of the existence of the art world of different eras. These confirmations are various household items that people tried to decorate with various ornaments characteristic of their era.

In the Paleolithic era, primitive people tried to reproduce the world in accurate and visible images. Therefore, the most important themes of Paleolithic art were the theme of animals and the theme of hunting. Basically, cave paintings are images of animals: mammoths, rhinos, bulls, horses, cave lions and bears.

The second place after the hunting scenes was occupied by the images of the rites of resurrection and Continue reading

Types of Ornament

Throughout the history of art, you can find various types of ornaments. Each nation, and sometimes even its individual part, may have its own ornament.

The motives of the ornament can be from various areas and spheres, for example, from geometry, fauna, flora; they can be outlines of the human body or surrounding objects. The motif in the ornament is part of it, its main element. The motive may consist of one element or of many, designed in a single whole.

Most often, the masters themselves created ornamental motifs for their works. Often, artists were able to create new Continue reading

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The sculptural industry of Great Dali
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Types of Ornament
Throughout the history of art, you can find various types of ornaments. Each nation, and sometimes even its individual part, may have its own ornament. The motives of the ornament…