The history of the collection (part 1)
The collection of Italian paintings is one of the most important sections of the Museum's art gallery: it has more than five hundred and fifty works and chronologically covers the…

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Pre-Raphaelite painting in the details on the outfits and armor (part 2)
"The dress of the lady of Shallots is absolutely fantastic, from the historical point of view it can not be considered. — There is a round mirror behind the lady…

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS SOLD IN THE WORLD IN 2013.
The past year is remembered for several high-profile auctions and impressive amounts of sales. 1. November 12, 2013 at Christie's auction easily went under the hammer the work of Francis…

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Canaletto

Italian painting of XVII-XVIII centuries

Around 1600 in Rome formed two directions-caravaggism and academism, largely determined the further development of not only Italian but also the entire European painting of the subsequent time. Caravaggio and his followers as the main principle proclaimed appeal to reality, while the representatives of Bologna academism led by the Carracci brothers claimed the inviolability of the canons of classical art, enriched by the practice of full-scale drawing.

A striking example of caravaggism can serve as a picture of “Coronation thorns” Tommaso Salini, as well as” fruit Seller ” circle Bartolomeo Manfredi.

Bologna academism is represented in the Museum’s collection by the works of the leading representatives of this direction – Guido Reni, Simone Cantarini, Guercino, Luca Ferrari and other masters. Continue reading

Operation "Masterpiece". Six facts about crimes in the sphere of art from the book by Robert Whitman
In September, Ivanov, Mann & Ferber released a new book, Operation Masterpiece, written by former FBI agent Robert Wittman and co-authored by John Schiffman. What is interesting about this book?…

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EXPENSIVE LUXURY GIFTS, EXCLUSIVE GIFTS.
Speaking of luxury gifts it is impossible to ignore the paintings, which at all times were presented as significant gifts for the most important events. In the past, the picture…

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20 masterpieces of painting that every child should know
We present the first issue of our "art guide" for children: if you want your child to be savvy in the cultural sphere-we offer to start small. Children often see…

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EXPENSIVE PICTURE AS INCREASE OF OWN PRESTIGE
Increase of own prestige by means of painting. Collecting paintings is an expensive and prestigious hobby. Who is the most gambling collector who buys the most expensive paintings? In the…

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