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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Amazing stucco molding of the hunting castle Stupinigi
The Stupinigi Hunting Castle is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Built as a royal hunting…

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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…

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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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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, this influence gradually waned, and the greatest masters of Europe increasingly perpetuated in their works the monarchs and rulers of the countries in which they lived. This era gave mankind a great many famous sculptures that went down in the history of world art. The 19th century can rightfully be considered the century of conservatism, which was manifested primarily in the sculpture and stucco work of the masters of this era. Let us recall the greatest sculptors of the 19th century and analyze their influence on the global creative environment. 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

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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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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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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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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