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…

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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…

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Hermitage sculpture
Visitors to the State Hermitage have a unique opportunity to see the best plastic samples created by masters for the entire time that intelligent life on Earth has existed. Perhaps…

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Art Evaluation Criteria

The term “art”, the definition of “art” can be attributed to a variety of objects – from prehistoric drawings on stones and ceramics to rubble household and industrial rubbish in art galleries. But although music, theater, ballet and literature are also referred to the field of art, most often this term implies visual art, and primarily painting.
For centuries, people have been trying to understand what art is. Artists and art historians fought and argued, holding various opinions. (The French artist Manet so diverged his views with one of the critics that he challenged him to a duel.) There are many controversial questions, but no, and there will never be any definite, intelligible answers. Everyone has their own tastes and opinions – and only you can choose what you like best.
For some, art should be, first of all, beautiful, for others – realistic, third more important is whether it Continue reading

Artists of miracles
Despite the fact that we are all so different, and we live in different places, and speak different languages, and play different games, all over the world, at all times…

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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…

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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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Romanticism
Romanticism (French romantisme from Latin romanum Roman from Roma - Rome) is one of two, along with Classicism, the fundamental tendencies of artistic thinking. However, historically, they began to call…

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