Ordinary magic glass (part 2)
The art of the Venetian masters aroused delight and imitation. Legends were made about him. Their works were so amazing that they were considered magical: they seemed to save from…

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Barbizon School of Painting (part 5)
The views of the Barbizonians are many contradictory. Striving for a truthful depiction of nature, they, paradoxically, were negative towards realism, considering it too prosaic, aimed at creating "copies", and…

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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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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.

Barbizon School of Painting (part 1)
Far from the noise of the capital, French painters of the last century took a fancy to the area around the royal residence of Fontainebleau, which, since the time of…

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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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Mexican painting of the first half of the XX century (part 3)
The workshop absorbed the wonderful traditions of Mexican art, became a phenomenon of world graphics of the XX century. The masters of this association developed the progressive traditions of other…

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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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