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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Such different Rembrandts: 5 films about the great Dutchman (part 2)
"Rembrandt: Portrait of 1669" (Netherlands, 1977) What movie? This is a detailed and unhurried narrative from the birth of Rembrandt ninth child in the Miller's family-and to the last days…

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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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BUY PAINTINGS FOR HOME AND OFFICE

If You are thinking about buying a painting for home or office, then the interior is ready after time-consuming repairs and finishes, furniture took its place and lacks only the final accent. Handmade works of artists have great energy and are able to add life to any space, create a sense of completeness of style and comfort.

As in any case, in the matter of selection of paintings there are subtleties. It is worth, for example, to pay attention to how the choice of color palette of the picture will affect the mood of others. Read more about this in the article “how the play of color in painting creates a mood.”

THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE.
The picture can be picked up in the same palette as the main colors of the room. In this case, it seems to be dissolved in the interior, without attracting too much attention, but it will become a stylish detail in the space.
It will be interesting to look like a picture made in shades similar to the interior, but with an additional eye-catching color that will enhance and complement the other basic colors.
A completely different effect will give the picture painted in contrasting colors with the interior. Such a bright spot will attract the eye and look great on the background of restrained monochrome environment.

THE SIZE OF THE PICTURE.
The size of the room will dictate its terms when buying paintings. Small areas with low ceilings should not be overloaded with large images. In order to calculate the correct size of the picture, pay attention to the fact that the picture will look optimally from a distance equal to two diagonals of the canvas. Ie, you need to consider the opportunity to remove themselves from the picture at such a distance.
Also, to harmonize the space it is necessary to correlate the size of the picture and the surrounding pieces of furniture. When placing a work of art over a sideboard or sofa, it will look good canvas size of about two-thirds of the length of the furniture.
High ceilings allow you to hang pictures one above the other, or hang a high vertically oriented picture or portrait in full growth.

THE SUBJECT OF THE PAINTING.
The picture should be a continuation of the main theme in the interior. For example, if the room is created in the Oriental style, the landscape with Russian birches or still life with a samovar is unlikely to be appropriate. If the interior does not have a pronounced theme, the flight of imagination in the choice of paintings is almost unlimited. To create an interior is not bored, you can buy a few paintings and from time to time to outweigh them to new places. In this case, the works will be revealed each time in a new way, You will find details that previously did not pay attention.

THE PLACEMENT OF THE PICTURE.
Traditionally, paintings are hung on the walls on special hangers for paintings. But there are other possibilities of placing paintings. Wonderful look paintings exhibited on the table, chest of drawers or sideboard leaning against the wall. Large paintings can be put on the floor with support on the wall. Place pictures and on the shelves, especially if it is a small work. The atmosphere of creativity will add paintings placed on easels.
But, most importantly, choose a picture to your liking, so that it pleases You for many years.

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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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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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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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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