The history of the collection (part 4)
Work on completing the section of Italian painting has intensified significantly since the late 1960s. The author of these lines, having begun at that time his professional career as the…

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Impressionism and Spain, or what happened in Spanish art after Goya and before Picasso
If you don't Google, how many Spanish artists of the XIX century will you name? And the Spanish Impressionists? Even sophisticated art lovers will remember is that of Joaquin Sorolla.…

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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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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 as a gift was not available to everyone, but only to a select few. Painting was ordered from famous masters, especially portraits were in demand.

Paintings in the houses of the nobility added significance to their owners. Sometimes the artists ordered paintings with a pre-agreed plot in order to make a certain “right” impression on the guests. The plot of the picture, filled with symbols and clues, could tell a lot about the house and its owners.

Works of artists decided to give and now. We often see the exchange of gifts between leaders, politicians and stars, businessmen and artists. Very often, as an expensive gift is chosen picture. And there is an explanation.

A work of art is a valuable and exquisite object, unique and exclusive in its essence. The picture is unique and therefore attracts the most demanding audience. Painting is endowed with symbols that eloquently indicate the meaning of the gift.

For friends and family, you can choose any picture, after asking about the preferences of the person. It can be a landscape or still life, abstraction or impressionism. The choice is huge. And traditionally business gifts are considered urban and architectural landscapes, seascapes, restrained monochrome graphics, prints, portraits.

If You want to impress your friends or business partners-choose as a present the author’s picture of a fashionable modern artist or antique work of an old master. Get a picture as a gift will be nice to anyone, it will certainly take center stage in the interior, because the picture is interesting to consider yourself and show guests.

The history of the collection (part 2)
Gradually collecting works of art captures a wider range of Russian nobility. Since the second half of the XVIII century, well-known private collections of counts Stroganov, princes Golitsyn, Yusupov and…

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THE INFLUENCE OF PAINTINGS BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ON OUR LIVES
Special sensuality in each canvas In today's world of hustle and bustle, metal and glass, so often lacks the wonderful greenery of nature, the warmth of sunlight, understanding of life…

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Such different Rembrandts: 5 films about the great Dutchman (part 1)
Rembrandt from the movie of the 1930-ies — rosy Joker and a bit of a klutz. Rembrandt 1970's-tacit and a gloom type of with heavy mournfully maniac. Rembrandt 2000-x-charming Zippy…

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Van Gogh's suicide: ten arguments why the murder story is a myth
Art critic Martin Bailey, a researcher of the life of Vincent van Gogh, says: a few years ago, he often asked the question " Why did the artist cut off…

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