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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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…

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Sculpture
Sculpture (lat. Sculptura, from sculpo - carve, cut), sculpture, plastic (Greek plastike, from plasso - sculpt), a form of fine art based on the principle of a three-dimensional, physically three-dimensional…

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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 history, then there will probably be a lot of such ones. In high school, teachers of the Russian language and the development of speech often conduct essays on the picture – this is an important part of the curriculum, but everyone has different impressions of him. And how do you like it? For some, the composition of the picture was remembered as a boring, dreary, completely useless lesson, but for me, for example, it was the most coveted, incredibly creative and informative.

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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 refracted the same parable in the crystal of their work.

The parable of the prodigal son tells us that the son left home, returned naked and barefoot. The father received him, ordered to kill the fat calf in honor of the return of his son. In the era of religious wars, violent peasant uprisings, Jacquerie and Bashmak, this parable was very relevant and two great contemporaries, Bosch and Durer turned to this story, showing us different facets and reasons for the appearance “Prodigal sons.” The third of the great artists examined here, Rembrandt, was born eighty years after the death of the youngest of them, Dürer, in a more relaxed era and his interpretation of the parable is much calmer than the works of Bosch and, especially, Dürer, saturated with tragedy.

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Children’s creativity

Thinking about the future of their child, all parents make plans and want their children to grow up as geniuses. And, of course, all possible efforts are made to implement the plan. Many times I witnessed how mothers boasted to each other what genius children they had. “Here my daughter is only a year and a half, and she can count to five!” “Ah, and my little son will turn four next month, and we have already learned all the letters and will soon learn the multiplication table!”

Yes, their little babies are undoubtedly clever, but it is unlikely that the mothers of these children, like many other parents, understand that at this age the child first needs to develop his abilities, creative potential, so that the personality of the child, his “I”. For him now it is much more important than the ability to count and read. Continue reading

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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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…

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Renaissance sculpture
Sculpture, as one of the oldest forms of art, changes with people and time. And sculptures of the Renaissance are no exception. What do we know about the Renaissance or,…

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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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