The rise and fall of Orestes Kiprensky: For what the author of the best portrait of Pushkin was stoned and who saved him
Orest Kiprensky gladly accepted in the homes of nobles, not only in Russia, but also in France and Italy. His talent was recognized in Europe and nothing seemed to hinder…

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Emotionally realistic watercolors of Steve Hanks, from which my heart becomes warmer
In recent years, contemporary artists more and more often turn to watercolors, the most complex painting technique, and discover its amazing possibilities more widely and more deeply. And despite the…

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How passion flared up around the scandalous paintings of Francisco Goya
Surprisingly, the paintings of the famous Spanish artist, painted at the turn of the enlightened XVIII and XIX century gold, became the causes of scandals until the liberated XX. Despite…

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Romance with nude notes and historical motifs in fabulous paintings by a Siberian artist

The spectator, having first encountered the works of the Siberian artist Vladimir Rasputin, invariably feels tremendous emotions and sincere admiration for the fabulously romantic images and original manner of writing. The peculiar decorativeness of his painting, based on broad brush strokes outlined in a dark contour, creates the effect of not that stained glass, or mosaic, or murals. And at the same time, for all that, the artist seems to create brush stories on canvas, giving them a tremendous sense of meaning. Continue reading

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,” and contemporaries added the epithet “brilliant” to the master’s name. He received world fame, and his fabulous fees were a constant topic for discussion in society. One of the artist’s favorite themes were Russian women. In this review – their beauty and luxury of folk costumes in a series of portraits of the great painter. Continue reading

As the sons of the Austrian artist Carl von Blaas became famous portrait painters of their time

Contrary to the well-known concept that “nature is resting on children of geniuses”, the world history of art still knows many artists’ dynasties, which transferred a divine gift from father to children and grandchildren. This fully affected the descendants of the famous Austrian painter Carl von Blaas, who gave the world two sons – talented portrait painters.

Karl von Blaas – (1815-1894)
Karl von Blaas (Karl von Blaas) was born in Austria in a family of impoverished nobles. Very early showed his talent for drawing, which was welcomed by his uncle through the mother. Continue reading

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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Emotionally realistic watercolors of Steve Hanks, from which my heart becomes warmer
In recent years, contemporary artists more and more often turn to watercolors, the most complex painting technique, and discover its amazing possibilities more widely and more deeply. And despite the…

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Famous works of art that were destroyed by criminals
Works of art always attract attention. The creations of the great masters of the past, in addition to their beauty, also possess quite material attractiveness for the criminal world. Criminals…

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Winter landscapes of Russian nature, which are transferred to the snow-covered fairy tale
Winter on the Russian land is a magical and unusual season. Summer time is on all continents and it will not surprise anyone, but the real winter with strong frosts…

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