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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. Continue reading
It is no secret to anyone that human nature is mysterious, and can manifest itself both from the light and from the dark side. Therefore, it is very difficult to overestimate the unique paintings of the Polish surrealist painter Tomash Alain Koper in terms of philosophical overtones inherent in each of his paintings. In them, everyone can recognize himself, or rather, the state of his inner self. We are so accustomed to conceal our essence under the mask that sometimes it seems that this mask has already grown to us forever. And only sincere feelings are sometimes able to break it …
Inspired by human nature and the mysteries of the universe, Tomas Koper lives in a world of rich imagination. Continue reading
Pimen Orlov: As an apprentice, the painter became a student of Briullov and one of the best European portrait painters
The history of Russian art knows many names of painters who came from the common people. One of these is the brilliant Russian portrait painter Pimen Nikitich Orlov, a native of the peasants, who, thanks to his perseverance and self-education, was able to enter the Imperial Academy of Arts, become the best student of Karl Bryullov, live all his life abroad and gain worldwide fame for himself and his fatherland.
Pimen Orlov (1812-1865) hails from a deaf farm in the Voronezh province. The father of the gifted boy was a miller, and he had to earn his living by hard labor for his life. Continue reading