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 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 life and amazing adventures of Ivan Myasoedov
Ivan Myasoedov did not resemble a stereotypical artist, as he was used to seeing the layman. He could tie a knot in a poker, appear in public in the buff,…

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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.

In Northern Italy, where painting developed in its own way, worked Bernardo Strozzi and Domenico fetti.

XVII century in the art of Italy is called the Baroque era. Its vivid exponents were the Roman Pietro da Cortona and the Neapolitan Luca Giordano. Baroque style gave a powerful impetus to the flowering of landscape, still life, genre paintings.

Innovative trends in painting at the turn of the XVII-XVIII centuries are particularly clearly expressed by Giuseppe Maria Crespi and Alessandro magnasco.

The last bright period in the development of Italian art is associated with Venice, which put forward in the XVIII century a whole galaxy of brilliant painters, such as Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci, Crozato, Pittoni, Canaletto, Bellotto, Francesco Guardi.

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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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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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IDA O'keefe: life and oblivion in the shadow of a sister
When you hear the name O'keefe, who comes to mind? Most likely, Georgia. Her sensual flowers in pastel colors and bright paintings of desert landscapes have become iconic. But what…

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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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