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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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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Plaster stucco on the marine theme
At all times, magnificent temples and palaces were erected dedicated to the sea and the noble profession of sailors. Such architectural monuments can be found in Russia, in the countries…

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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 tale looks like? Harbin’s annual snow and ice festival can let you see first-hand what it is! How can I turn ordinary snow into an exciting magical country. Where everyone can again feel that same, forgotten by adults, children’s sense of faith in miracles.

Every year in Harbin, in the province of Heilongjiang (China), an event is held, which, today, without a doubt, can be called one of the most ambitious in the world – this is an international festival of snow and ice. Participants create ice and snow sculptures that amaze their imagination with their filigree Continue reading

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 color. Then, very soon, we moved on to the development of more serious materials – watercolors and gouache. And she was always sure that colored pencils were a frivolous, insignificant and lightweight technique …

Now, after my “experiments” with colored pencils, I must admit that there are no minor materials and techniques in the visual arts at all!

So, what happened when working with colored pencils?

Color pencils Specific features:
1. Color pencil does not withstand very large format sizes.
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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 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

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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…

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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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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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Picasso Pablo
Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous creators of the XX century. His name becomes a synonym for a whole artistic direction, and his personality not only captivates people…

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