Russian folk crafts in a new way: The unique Mstera miniature of the Molodkins dynasty
People's craft in its various manifestations flourished for centuries in Russia, because the people's desire for beauty was always inexhaustible. And the secrets of mastery, handed down from generation to…

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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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The personal drama of the French artist Emile Mounier, which inspired him to paint children's portraits
There are not so many painters in the world history of art who dedicated their work to children's portraits. For, in order to capture the lovely mischievous and immediate children,…

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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 emotions and recharge themselves with positive energy. Delightful fabulous paintings in the style of fantasy by a young artist from St. Petersburg, Nadezhda Ilyina, fully correspond to the pre-holiday mood.

The heroes of the artist are unusual fairy-tale characters, sometimes with unusual funny faces. They are cute and sweet, slightly naive, but kind-hearted and pure in their thoughts. Continue reading

A self-taught artist paints realistic landscapes of Russian nature that resemble pictures of the great Shishkin.

The fate of the artists at all times for the most part has always been filled with difficulties and sufferings, disfavor and rejection. But only true creators were able to overcome all the vicissitudes of life and achieve success. So for many years through the thorns had to go to the world-wide recognition of our contemporary, self-taught artist Sergei Basov.

What could be closer and dearer to man than charming corners of nature of his native land. And wherever we are, on a subconscious level, we strive towards them with our whole soul. 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

Legendary Kokan: Which artists and writers of different eras imagined a wonderland
People for centuries attracted the dream of heavenly life, as it implied the ability to live without thinking about their daily bread and material benefits. In many nations, this fantasy…

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As a favorite artist of Stalin, Alexander Gerasimov secretly painted pictures in the genre of "nude"
The name of the legendary artist Alexander Gerasimov, who lived and worked at a time when socialist realism dominated art, and to this day has caused heated debates among critics…

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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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Because of what a brilliant Victorian artist Richard Dudd dealt with his father and got into the "yellow house"
This artist, and even more so the ancestor of the new style in art, is supposed to be a little crazy. Sometimes the outrage makes the master a real legend.…

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