Watercolor – something that is impossible to resist. Capricious and unpredictable, like a true woman, she knows exactly how to behave depending on your mood and situation. Today – light and careless, shrouded in soft mysterious colors and hues, tomorrow – bold and bright, with catchy accents on someone’s cheeks and lips. That is why only the most courageous artists do not hesitate to give her their preference. After all, having met her once, you will not trade her for anything else. It is the same as giving the soul to the devil, having received in return the opportunity to create in a similar technique and style, completely surrendering to the beloved work. In fact, Rahaf Dk Albab (Rahaf Dk Albab) – an artist from Syria, having made her choice in favor of watercolor, never regretted it. Continue reading
“Nu” in Soviet style: How many are asked today for the social realism of Alexander Deineka on the global art market?
After the teleconference in 1986, Leningrad – Boston, the whole world is finding out that there is nothing forbidden in the USSR, what happens between a man and a woman, and this phrase has become widely used in Russia for defining anti-sexuality culture in the Soviet era. But was it really so … Was it true that chaste art was at a time when social realism dominated? Looking at the pictures of the famous classic of the Soviet art, which had numerous titles and regalia – Alexander Deineka – you can’t say it. The artist has dedicated the lion’s share of his works to the “nude” genre. 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