How talented women, worthy places in history, remained in the shadow of their men
There is a myth that artists do not get along with artists and therefore marry only mere mortals. But there are many couples in which more or less equally known…

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"Jan van Eyck was here": How did the artist, from which the era of the Northern Renaissance began
The painting of the Northern Renaissance, which became a consequence of the awakening of Europe from the medieval stagnation, differs from the works of the Italian Renaissance. This originality is…

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Painting in games
You rush headlong through the corridors with a shotgun at the ready - and do not pay attention that the blood of defeated enemies splashes on the reproduction of Vermeer,…

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Stylish retro and subtle surre in the pictures

The brighter and more diverse the work, the more interesting it is. Following this rule, German artist Catherine Welz-Stein (Catrin Welz-Stein) combines incompatible things. Her works are an amazing symbiosis of children’s fairy tales, mysteriously mystical short stories, old illustrations, time-battered photographs and postcards found by chance somewhere in the attic, and, perhaps, at the flea market.

Apparently, Catherine decided not to adhere to a definite answer “yes” or “no” to a number of questions that often interest not only the viewer, but also the artist himself. Building on her own feelings, thoughts and fantasies, she creates surrealistic collages with a slight touch of retro-style, where the distinctive feature is faded, almost faded colors and characteristic faces with subtle lines.

But each time, thinking about something definite, the author delves into the ideas invented by people at the stage of denial, when it seems that it is not and vice versa. This is a unique game with one single move “may, cannot”, in which the prioritization is a waste of time.

What is reality? What we see daily, relying on our own vision and sensations? But, what if the world around is a figment, someone’s evil joke, a maze and a cell, where each of us was. And to go all the way, having found the way out, it is necessary to overcome many obstacles erected in one’s own head. Someone closes the door behind the past, and someone, still relying on bad experience, hides his heart in a small cozy cage, fencing off people and trying to fix and change something.

While some are lighting the stars in the sky to illuminate the travelers hundreds of roads, others are looking for a pier for their own ships, trying to throw the anchor deeper. So what is reality really and does it exist at all? Perhaps the answer to this question will not succeed for a long time. And in order not to speculate, the great creators came up with surrealism, thanks to which everyone sees what he wants to see, remembering that everything in this world is relative, like a shaky illusion woven from various images that flash before our eyes …
Human imagination knows no bounds, especially when it comes to creative personalities. For example, the photo artist Hadi Maliyni creates brilliant photos in the style of surrealism.

The artist from St. Petersburg draws naive tales from which it gets warmer in her soul.
On the eve of the coming holidays, both children and adults want to get in touch with miracles, plunge into the world of good fairy tales, get a lot of…

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The artist from Russia writes fantasy landscapes based on the cult trilogy "The Lord of the Rings"
Many films and books written in the fantasy genre become the key factors that encourage us to start creating and developing a creative spirit. The same happened with Artyom Chebokha,…

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What is the secret of Russian beauties in the portraits of Konstantin Makovsky
Konstantin Makovsky was one of the most fashionable and, as they would say now, “sought-after” artists of the XIX - early XX century. Emperor Alexander II called him “my painter,”…

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Expressive "broken" portraits with a palette knife, painted from photographs
Francoise Nielly (Francoise Nielly) is a native French woman from Marseille who is tired of simple and simple subjects, standard solutions in the field of photography. That is why it…

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