Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich
Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich. Art historian, painter 1923-1987. He was born on March 25, 1923 in the village of B. Gribanovsky, Voronezh region. In 1947 he graduated from the Moscow city…

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THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE SALES OF PAINTINGS IN THE WORLD IN 2014
1. Barnett Newman "Black fire I" 1961 g-84 160 000 USD The masterpiece was sold under the hammer on may 13, 2014 at Christie's evening auction and set a price…

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WHAT IS A PORTRAIT TO ORDER TODAY?
People tend to want to leave their mark in history, perpetuating their own image in the form of a portrait on canvas. In former times, to order a portrait could…

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TRUE MASTERPIECES OF OUR TIME

Learn to distinguish the real painting from dull hack-work.

Selling paintings is a promising business! Especially today, when the paintings are not only an object of admiration, a manifestation of individualism, but also a profitable investment. Therefore, many people tend to buy a picture or make an order for a portrait.
BUT HOW TO DISTINGUISH REAL PAINTING
from mediocre hack, which flooded the markets and underpasses? Let’s try to understand…

These experts use to establish the original of various methods: microscopes, magnifying the image, x-ray, ultraviolet and infrared radiation, x-ray fluorescence analysis (XRD) canvases.

Of course, ordinary people such expertise canvases beyond their strength, and in General, not too necessary. After all, we do not seek to buy a painting by van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Velasquez, Shishkin or Raphael.

Our purpose-to get a good cloth of modern masters that it was pleasant to an eye and to soul joyfully. Therefore, the most reliable – is to buy a picture or buy a portrait to order in competent galleries, and not from random people.

First, in galleries and studios simple daub no one to put up for sale will not. And secondly, in such institutions there are always experts who will help to make the right choice according to Your wishes and opportunities.

It is not superfluous to inquire about the personality of the artist, to get acquainted with his creative biography, personal exhibitions, titles and regalia. The presence in the biography of such indicators as membership in the Union of Artists of Russia, receiving special awards, conferring the title of Honored or People’s artist of Russia will be evidence of the highest skill and recognition.

You can also get information from the Unified register of professional artists of Russia, where each author is assigned a category. There are also international catalogs and ratings of artists based on the investment attractiveness of the authors.

Always a good purchase!

"Frida": cinema, love, art and struggle
There are not many really good films about artists. In some cases, the creators brings too modest budget, which inevitably affects the quality. Sometimes the fault is too boring or…

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WE FIND DIFFERENT GENRES AND STYLES IN MODERN PAINTING
ABOUT STYLES AND DIRECTIONS OF PAINTING Everyone is familiar with realism and abstractionism - two polar styles of fine art, contrasting the objective and non-objective. And what is between them?…

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What a nu! 8 weird pictures with Topless characters and what it all means
In the painting by husepe Ribera, a bearded old man is breastfeeding a baby. Caravaggio-on the contrary, a young girl breastfeeding an old man. Magritte's chest, Gogol's manner of escaping…

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The history of the collection (part 3)
The opening of the Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museum in 1862 significantly stimulated the collecting activities of Muscovites, many of whom came from a merchant environment. By the opening of…

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