Antique Cologne (part 2)
In its best days, ancient Cologne was a big city: 20-25 thousand people lived in it. One can imagine how fast this Roman city on the Rhine grew, how temples,…

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Chinese classical painting (part 1)
The painting of China, which flourished in the Middle Ages - the 4th – 19th centuries AD - did not accidentally take a place of honor in world art history.…

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Venice School of Painting (part 5)
The last great master of Venice of the 16th century, Jacopo Tintoretto, seems to be a complex and rebellious nature, a seeker of new paths in art, keenly and painfully…

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Barbizon School of Painting (part 6)

The Russian critic V.V. Stasov appreciated the Barbizonians because “they did not decorate or sweeten, but conveyed the true forms of nature, the nature of Russian, French, and at the same time true their own impressions”.

The activities of these painters attracted the attention of many Russian writers, critics, and artists. Since the 1860s, their works began to be collected by famous collectors, thanks to which Rousseau, Dupree, Daubigny are perfectly represented in the State Hermitage and the Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin in Moscow. The Barbizonians were interested in I.S. Turgenev, bought their works. The landscape painter A. Bogolyubov was friends with Daubigny, V. Orlovsky, A. Savrasov, I. Levitan were familiar with the art of French colleagues. The artists of the Barbizon school enriched world art with the ability to discover the beauty of the ordinary, to convey lively, direct feelings experienced while working in nature.

Antique Cologne (part 4)
In Cologne, stone tombs of Roman legionnaires were also found. There were quarries designed specifically for their manufacture. The setting of tombstones was a sign of the welfare of the…

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Barbizon School of Painting (part 2)
They were T. Russo, D. de la Peña, J. Dupree, F. Millet. It was they who most often could be found here with a notebook and an easel, which, incidentally,…

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Mexican painting of the first half of the XX century (part 1)
In the XX century, one of the most significant phenomena of world culture unexpectedly became the art of Latin America, especially Mexico. The dramatic history of this country is replete…

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18th century Venetian landscape painters (part 2)
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697–1768), who managed to combine documentary precision with a subtle sense of nature, became the true master of the Vedut. He began to work as a painter…

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