Masonic symbols in plaster moldings and sculpture
The Brotherhood of Free Masons (Masons) is perhaps one of the most famous, ancient and mysterious secret societies in world history. Scientists still have not come to a consensus on…

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Post-impressionism
From the end of XIX - beginning of XX centuries. various new trends in French painting came together under the name post-impressionism, which consciously opposed certain principles of impressionism. Post-impressionism…

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Contemporary sculptural art embodied in the best works of MoMA
Classical styles in gypsum stucco and sculpture do not lose their relevance to this day. Refined elements of baroque and neoclassicism still adorn luxurious mansions and the most ordinary apartments.…

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Scythian masters

Graphics

Graphics is a type of fine art. It can be divided into three types:
– monumental – is closely connected with the architectural ensemble, for example, a poster (monumental printed graphics), wall graphics, cardboards;
– easel – performed “on the machine”, has no connection with a certain interior, the purpose and meaning of the work is completely limited to the artistic content (drawing, print, print);
– decorative – book illustrations, postcards, any graphic images on any subject that do not have special artistic value, but serve to organize the surface of the subject. Also, floristry refers to decorative graphics – compositions created using the fluff of trees, straws and other “living” materials.

The specificity of the art of graphics is made up of a drawing, here it is the leading, determining beginning and is applied in a purer form. Therefore, you can consider drawing the main means of graphics.

The word “graphics” itself originates from the Greek grapho – I write, draw. The drawing tells about the character, 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 children love books with pictures equally, and the more interesting pictures they have , the brighter their fantasies become, the better they understand the meaning of things still incomprehensible, at an incredible speed, “absorbing” everything that is new to what your eyes and ears hear.

In the world of childhood, a special role is given to the artist who creates illustrations for books, because he has a huge responsibility not only to ensure that the images he creates correspond to the content, but also to make the pictures like and love by young readers, since they are the real ones critics, even the smallest among them, still cannot read.

Already in the 15th century, adults knew that children love to consider pictures, so they began to publish Bibles and primers with illustrations, because in order to understand what is shown in the picture, the child 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 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.

World masterpieces of fine art do not leave anyone indifferent – this has been proven many times, but how to start acquaintance with them in order to gradually penetrate, understand everything and Continue reading

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Angelik Kaufman
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