Pre-Raphaelite painting in the details on the outfits and armor (part 1)
Pre-Raphaelites in their works often turned to the theme of the middle Ages and the early Renaissance — artists were attracted by the beautiful subjects of ancient stories and legends,…

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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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"Red, red, freckled." The most famous redheads in art history
People with natural red hair color always attracted attention with their "unconventionality" - real or far-fetched. And throughout the history of art, artists from Sandro Botticelli to Dante Gabriel Rossetti…

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creative biography

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

Edward Lear: great artist, singer of nonsense
With the light hand of Edward Lear limericks went on his triumphant March around the world, establishing the canons of true English humor. Funny pentameters accompanied the drawings: long-nosed cranks,…

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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…

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"Red, red, freckled." The most famous redheads in art history
People with natural red hair color always attracted attention with their "unconventionality" - real or far-fetched. And throughout the history of art, artists from Sandro Botticelli to Dante Gabriel Rossetti…

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"Bavarian rose" - Empress Sissi. Ceremonial portraits, drama, life (part 3)
As the years passed, the children grew. Relations with Franz Joseph eventually finally upset: for 14 years, the Emperor had an affair with the wife of a railway employee Anna…

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