Forbidden and permitted in Islamic painting: From exquisite miniatures of the past to modern “nude” -kartin
It has long been believed that in the countries of the Islamic world the image of living beings, including people, is forbidden by religion. Is it really? On the one…

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“The triumph of death”: What is the secret of Bruegel's painting, which has been shaking the minds and imagination of people for almost 500 years?
There are paintings in the history of painting that leave a deep imprint on a person’s entire life — it’s worth seeing at least once. Impressions of what he saw…

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How Chinese artists went around at the Sotheby’s auction of Pablo Picasso himself
Over the past decades, China has rapidly burst into all spheres of human life. Fine art was no exception. So, in 2011, at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, for…

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such masters

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

“The triumph of death”: What is the secret of Bruegel's painting, which has been shaking the minds and imagination of people for almost 500 years?
There are paintings in the history of painting that leave a deep imprint on a person’s entire life — it’s worth seeing at least once. Impressions of what he saw…

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How to evaluate a portrait?
How to understand whether the order is well executed or not? Do you think that the criteria for evaluating a good portrait is only similarity with a person and smooth…

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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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Kiss of Madness: Passionate paintings by an artist who spent her whole life in a psychiatric clinic
Alois Korbats had dreamed of love all her life, but she was destined to be constantly monitored by doctors and ... world-wide fame, which was not at all interesting for…

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