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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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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How in the modern world fake antique art
The problem of fraud exists for millennia. George Vasari - the author of the famous "Lives of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects," spoke about the amazing case of…

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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

How Viktor Vasnetsov in 25 years created 5 thousand square meters of church painting

Few people know that the well-known Russian artist Viktor Vasnetsov, who was shy by nature, who was famous for his “Heroes”, “Alyonushka”, “Vityaz at the Crossroads”, was a rather extraordinary person who caused ambiguous attitude of his contemporaries. Some prescribed him a nickname – “a clear sun”, others accused of “retrograde and obscurantism”, and modern art historians, having studied and appreciated the artist’s entire heritage, called him “the hero of Russian painting.” How else could one call a master who wrote many of the most grandiose canvases and created more than 5 thousand square meters of church painting. Continue reading

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 presents its bright, unusual and full of emotions masterpieces to the whole world – pictures painted from photos using a palette knife.

Looking at such a riot of colors, a variety of impressions and emotions are created: someone will like it, while others simply twist their nose in annoyance, shielding their eyes from bright colors. Continue reading

Syrian artist paints delicate watercolor portraits of oriental beauties
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…

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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…

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Like an ordinary 40-watt light bulb changed the life of the artist Alexander Maranov
The one who sees these amazing creations of the artist Alexander Maranov for the first time, probably immediately got the idea: the master uses some kind of super new sparkling…

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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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