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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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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Children’s art: children about the works of ciurlenis, Pollock, Magritte, Goya

We continue to collect children’s opinions about the works of famous artists. Which picture is the most terrible, and which is the most beautiful? We remind you that in our blitz-category “Children’s art” every week on the main page of “Arthiva” there is a small story about what one child thinks about one picture. And then we collect a few comments, and present them in the form of a publication.

As have changed mores pupils for 350 years
Vlad, 12, talks about his impressions of Jan Sten’s painting “a School class with a sleeping teacher.”
— We in the art Studio at the beginning of the school year showed several works by Jan Sten about the school, and this picture I then found myself on the Internet. And that’s what struck me the most. I thought we were the ones who sometimes misbehave in class, but here’s another thing!
Jan Stan. School class with a sleeping teacher
School class with a sleeping teacher
Jan Stan
1672, 38.3×49.4 cm
. Me first pig, chewing textbooks, more just surprised. But it’s just she’s the most visible. And then all -??? more just surprised pissing in jug a boy. However, our school has never the teacher on the lesson to not fall asleep. But I’m sure even if I did, we wouldn’t be like this. So in vain adults say that now children any not such. Let them look at Stan’s paintings and calm down!
Hans Baldung. The three ages of woman and Death
The three ages of woman and Death
Hans Baldung
A remedy for unhappy love
Daniel, 14, talks about Hans Baldung’s painting ” three ages of woman and death.”
— There are useful pictures like this. When one my friend, very beautiful, especially begins to ask, then I remember this picture. And it becomes easier (laughs).
— But it is not only women who grow old, but men as well.
Yes. But it seems to me that women are more, how should I put it… Attached to their appearance. And most often it is used for their own purposes. This friend of mine, for example, she knows that she is beautiful, so sometimes she behaves, well, that’s just awful. Probably, this artist has drawn such, because he, too, women got!
Willem Claesz Heda. Still-life
Still-life
Willem Claesz Heda
Willem Claesz Heda. Still-life
Still-life
Willem Claesz Heda
Willem Claesz Heda. Still-life
Still-life
Willem Claesz Heda
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All art critics do IT
Sofia (13 years old) talks about her favorite painting, or rather, about the whole genre of painting: Vanitas.
— I like to look at old master paintings and decipher the messages on them. Over my Desk I have hung still lifes by Willem Klas Heda and Franciscus Geisbrechts and I already know about almost every symbol that is encoded in the paintings. It is very important skull. It is a symbol of death and the impermanence of life. There are also notes-a symbol of art; a pipe-a symbol of the transience of pleasure; a book-a symbol of knowledge and science. Geisbrecht’s skull feels like he’s biting a book. It’s just that everything is impossible to know…
— You have an odd preference for a girl your age.…
“Why?” Adults think that children do not think about death? They sure do.
— I’m not so much talking about the symbolism of death as about symbols in General. You talk about the painting like it’s a rebus with a coded message in it.
— Yeah. That’s what I like. I look at a painting and I know things about it that the average person wouldn’t even notice. Isn’t that what art critics do? They know how to see a picture from a special angle. And it brings new experiences. Not as if I was just looking at a still life and saw just an empty glass, not a symbol of the emptiness and fragility of life.
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Renee Magritte. son of Man
son of Man
Renee Magritte
1964, 116×89 cm
“The simpsons” as a source of knowledge about art
Daniel, 11, talks about Rene Magritte’s Son of man.
— You asked me about my favorite painting, but I don’t have it yet.” I don’t really like painting. Although my parents constantly enlighten and show different pictures. Sometimes it’s interesting. But more often not then, when show albums. Like, this is Michelangelo and this is Raphael. And when something in itself will interest. For example, my parents are very fond of the animated series “the Simpsons”. They watch it every night. In a circle. And they laughed a lot when they saw Bart Simpson with an Apple on his face. I wondered why they were laughing. And dad said that’s how they play the Son of man. And I wondered: what kind of picture?
“Rene Magritte, Son of man.”
— Yeah. Now I was really interested. You always want to know why other people laugh and you don’t laugh. It makes you feel stupid.”
— So you figured out what was funny about it?”
“Well … my dad told me. Barton is chief Simpson’s son. I mean,” human “means”Simpson.” Like, we’re all Simpsons then. It’s funny.

Think about money
Maxim, 14, talks about Jackson Pollock’s painting ” Number 5.”
— I accidentally saw this picture when my mother read an article about the most expensive paintings. It sold for $ 140 million! But I take it the money didn’t go to the artist?
“Not the artist. At the time of the auction, he had been dead for 50 years.
— My dad said he could do it himself.” But I told him I couldn’t. You have to be first in these things, because everyone else just doesn’t count.
— What do you think of the canvas itself?”
— Well… If you look at it for a long time, you can see all sorts of funny figures there. Or silhouettes of people. If you squint, here in the center you can see a man in a hat. But this can be seen on the Wallpaper spotted.
“In Pollock’s time there was no such Wallpaper. They always had a clear pattern.
— Interestingly. But, to be honest, I still, looking at this picture I think more about money. 140 million! And not to the artist got.
— Not experience. During his lifetime, Pollock was also not poor.
“That’s right! He was the first to think of it. It should be.
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Francisco Goya. Saturn devouring his children
Saturn devouring his children
Francisco Goya
1823, 146×83 cm
The scariest picture
Anya (13 years old), a student of the art Studio, talks about the work of Francisco Goya “Saturn devouring his son.”
— I first saw this picture (I now know that it is a fresco) when I was 10 years old. Summer visiting my grandmother, flipping through a binder of some magazines about painting. I can’t even remember their names. And there was this reproduction. When I saw her, I remember screaming. And then the nightmares. My mother was still fighting with my grandmother that she gave me such a watch. And so I was afraid to directly ask my parents why there is such a picture. I googled it online myself. And what I learned about this ancient Roman God Saturn, I calmed down. Because there is the myth still all eaten by children then Jupiter was released. Only here is then has become to think about how, that Goya painted so, that this “liberation” becomes at all impossible. According to the myth, he was supposed to swallow them whole, not like Goya. And then I read the opinion of art critics about what it all means. And I especially remember how one wrote that this picture is that no power is eternal. And even as he devoured his children, who would overthrow him, Saturn itself had already begun to decay. Yeah, you can see how scary his legs are. And those eyes are crazy. This, of course, is not my opinion — I read it. But I agree with him. And this picture until now believe the most dire of those, that seen.
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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. Creation IX
Creation IX
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
1906, 35.5×30.5 cm
All not in vain
Nata 13 years, talks about the painting Mikalojus Ciurlionis “creation of the world IX”.
— I about this artist quite recently learned. And he just does things to me. Especially his painting of the creation of the world. Now I know he wrote thirteen papers on the subject, but I was most impressed by the red flowers growing as if out of chaos. Then I recently read Akhmatova’s “if only you knew from what rubbish growing poems without shame.” And all of this together in my anybody so whimsically has incorporated: man as poems, poems as the world. There’s a lot of hope in this picture. You look at it and you feel that everything is not in vain.

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