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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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…

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EXPENSIVE PICTURE AS INCREASE OF OWN PRESTIGE
Increase of own prestige by means of painting. Collecting paintings is an expensive and prestigious hobby. Who is the most gambling collector who buys the most expensive paintings? In the…

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Doodles from Google dedicated to art

For 21 years, daily sketches — a kind of business card of one of the most influential corporations in the world. We have chosen doodles of different years, dedicated to artists and women artists, and share information about the process of creating “funny pictures”. Is it art?

In 1998, Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin went to the Burning Man forum and wanted to tell the world about their trip. So they put the festival icon under the second letter Of the logo that greets visitors on their company’s homepage. “Founding fathers” of the search engine considered his message about the absence of a public insider joke.

So began “doodles from Google” (Google Doodles) – although the company, which at that time operated only a few months, has not even been registered.

Doodle in honor of artist of the Baroque Michelini Vauthier
Now, after 21 years and several thousand doodles, daily sketches — a kind of business card of one of the most influential corporations in the world. They become the subjects of Facebook posts and “cooler conversations” with colleagues. Surely someone from friends at least once sent you a favorite version of the logo. A casual joke developed into an intricate project that combines the game and the artistic representation of names and events. This is another way to remind hundreds of millions of people of Michaeline Vauthier or the anniversary of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

The history of the collection (part 1)
The collection of Italian paintings is one of the most important sections of the Museum's art gallery: it has more than five hundred and fifty works and chronologically covers the…

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THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2015
2015 exceeded all expectations and broke the most expensive sale in the world of painting in its history. But all in order. Here are the works that last year went…

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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…

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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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