Coroplasts from Tanagra (part 1)
The Greek words "tanagra", "tanagryanka" entered the Russian language about a hundred years ago. They are used today to denote everything fragile, feminine and plastic. The artist V. Serov invented…

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Olympia - the sanctuary of Hellas (part 3)
The sculptor shows the moment before the start of the competition. Heroes are presented before the main events unfold. In each image, the outcome of this drama is read. Researchers…

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Chinese classical painting (part 2)
Household painting originated in China long before the advent of other genres. She illustrated legends and short stories, was eloquent, narrative. Where human emotions and poetic moods were touched, the…

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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.

Brotherhood of the Pre-Raphaelites (part 1)
For a correct understanding of the movement of the Pre-Raphaelites, it is necessary to identify the difference between its individual stages, stretching over several decades. It should be noted that…

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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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How did the masters of the Italian Renaissance study (part 1)
Verrocchio, Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo. The greatest geniuses. What a vivid personality and how much they differ from each other! What unites the unsurpassed masters of that time, which…

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Indian art products
The creation of artistically designed household items is one of the oldest forms of art in India. Its effect is powerful, because it brings a huge aesthetic joy to a…

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