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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What is your strength, Amulet?
Since ancient times, trying to protect themselves, people endowed various objects with mystical, supernatural properties. Various amulets, talismans, amulets from ancient times could have different meanings, but they all had…

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What did Napoleon do for the Louvre
The collection of the Louvre quickly increased due to paintings and sculptures confiscated during the revolution by the clergy and nobles. In addition, revolutionary France waged war with almost the…

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Art connoisseurs

Seljuk figurines: golden age gypsum aliens

Gypsum sculptures found in the area of ​​the Seljuk empire were called Seljuk statuettes. They were created during the “Golden Age” – between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Figures adorned the interior walls and friezes of the Seljuk palaces, along with other decorative plaster decorations.

The figures were painted in bright and often golden colors. They represented real people and served as symbols of power.

Islamic art of the Seljuks

The Seljuks were a Turkish dynasty of nomadic origin from Central Asia. The dynasty began to rule the eastern Islamic world after defeating Ghazni in the Battle of Dandanakan and the overthrow of the Bugid dynasty. Continue reading

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 from a self-taught artist to an artist-teacher. His life combined the features of a typical fate of a person from the people and a unique biography of a gifted person.

The extraordinary figure of Kuindzhi has become legendary already in the eyes of contemporaries. Subsequently, the interest in it of domestic art historians was constantly increasing. However, to this day, the life and work of the famous landscape painter are fraught with many mysteries. Continue reading

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 the State Hermitage is the only museum in the world that provides such an opportunity.

Collection of small plastic of the prehistoric era in the Hermitage
The collection of small plastics of the prehistoric era in the Hermitage is one of the largest in the world. More than twenty Stone Age Venus figures make up the well-deserved pride of the museum. The permanent exhibition of the museum has stone and bone sculptures. Among all the exhibits belonging to this era, one can note the plastic works of Scythian masters. Continue reading

The sculptural industry of Great Dali
Salvador Dali is a brilliant Spanish painter and sculptor, who left behind hundreds of outstanding works. Surrealistic sculptures of the master evoke a whole gamut of feelings from the viewer,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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