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…

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Useful habits for aspiring artists
We all know that acquiring habits is much easier than getting rid of them. This means that acquiring useful habits will not allow you to appear harmful, eliminating the need…

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Composition by painting or essays by young art historians
Have you ever written an essay on a painting? Well, if you do not take into account those who are doing this professionally, that is, they write articles on art…

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famous masters

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 the origin of Freemasonry. Most of them are inclined to the version connecting this fraternity with the ancient order of the Templars. Symbols of this secret society can be found in the works of famous masters of gypsum stucco molding and sculpture around the world, including Russia.

The influence of Freemasonry on plaster and sculptural art

A characteristic feature of Freemasonry is an allegorical expression of the principles of a secret brotherhood through symbols in art. Masons considered enlightenment and development of the spiritual values ​​of humanity as their goal. Given this, it becomes obvious why the smartest people in different Continue reading

Henry Moore – The Genius of Plaster Art

In sculpture, gypsum is often considered as a means to create the primary model, which is then used to make more durable work of stone or metal. Nevertheless, it is this pliable and plastic material that allows the master to really create.

One of the recognized masters of gypsum art, Henry Moore, created his sculptures and stucco moldings from gypsum as completed works. He believed that only work created directly by the author’s hands conserves his energy. That is why gypsum stucco molding and sculpture were the priority areas of his work.

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Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi is one of the most prominent artists in the history of Russian landscape painting. The author of the most popular paintings went through a thorny creative path…

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Rococo
Rococo (French rococo - artsy, bizarre from rocaille - rocky from roc - rock, cliff). Rococo is an original art style developed in the art of France in the first…

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Sculptures of the louvre museum
For a millennium, the Parisian residence of the French kings has long been the richest collection of masterpieces of world art. It is impossible to view the museum’s exposition in…

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son
For many centuries, the Bible has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, poets, and writers. Without claiming to be innovative, we will see how the three great artists…

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