Brotherhood of the Pre-Raphaelites (part 2)
The very name of the fraternity seemed to imply recognition of the art of Raphael's predecessors and a denial of himself. But this is not so. The picturesque achievements of…

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Antique Cologne (part 3)
But the height of perfection is the glass produced in Cologne. It is impossible to pass by glass vessels with handles in the form of the Greek letter "omega", depicting…

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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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historical compositions

Mexican painting of the first half of the XX century (part 2)

The start of the Mexican schedule itself was laid by the largest engraver of the XIX century – Jose Guadalupe Posada. He worked as an artist in newspapers, first in provincial cities, then in Mexico City. He cut everyday scenes, illustrations, caricatures on wood, in total he completed over 15 thousand engravings. Posada declared himself during the years of reaction, and at the end of his life he became the first artist of the revolution, he was admired and studied by the great masters of Mexican art. Engravings Posada responded to everything that happened in the country, they were printed in large print runs on cheap paper. Continue reading

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. In this area of ​​artistic culture, Chinese masters managed to leave a particularly vivid mark. With extraordinary persuasion, they embodied the beauty of nature, the idea of ​​harmony and greatness of the universe. They invested not only personal moods in scroll paintings, but also wisdom that was clear to future generations. Continue reading

Venice School of Painting (part 1)

The legacy of the Venetian school of painting is one of the brightest pages in the history of the Italian Renaissance. The “Pearl of the Adriatic,” a bizarrely picturesque city with canals and marble palaces, spread over 119 islands among the waters of the Gulf of Venice, was the capital of a powerful trading republic, which held in its hands all trade between Europe and the countries of the East. This became the basis of the prosperity and political influence of Venice, which included part of Northern Italy, the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula, and overseas territories. She was one of the leading centers of Italian culture, typography, and humanistic education. Continue reading

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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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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Olympia - the sanctuary of Hellas (part 2)
The ancient Greeks erected the origin of the Olympic Games to mythological times, the honor of their approval was attributed to both Zeus himself and Heracles. But these are just…

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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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