Modernism (from the French moderne modern), the general name of the directions of art and literature of the late 19th and 20th centuries. In a broad sense, it embraces cubism,…

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Suprematism is the direction of non-objective art, invented by KS Malevich. Russian and Western European researchers often derive it from the French word supreme, while the term is actually derived…

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Empire (French empire - Empire from the Latin. Imperium - command, power) - artistic style, created in France at the beginning of the XIX century, in the era of the…

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How to choose a quality brush?

Any brush consists of three main parts: the hair bundle, metal clip and wooden handle.

Metal clip. Metal clips quality brushes seamless, made of copper or brass, can be coated with chrome or nickel. Clip brush should be tightly filled with hairs and firmly cover the handle around the circumference. The hair bundle is glued to the handle to give the brush greater strength, but the adhesive should not reach the upper end of the clip. This leads to the need to use longer hairs so that the brush can be rotated to the desired degree during work. Continue reading

Children’s creativity

Reflecting on the future of their child, all parents make plans and want their children to grow up as geniuses. And, of course, all possible efforts are being made to implement this. Many times I witnessed how mothers boasted to each other what kind of brilliant children they have. “Here is my daughter, only one and a half years old, and she knows how to count to five!” “Oh, and my little son will be four next month, and we have already learned all the letters and will soon be learning the multiplication table!” Continue reading

What is your power, Amulet?

Since ancient times, trying to protect themselves, people endowed various objects with mystical, supernatural properties. Different charms, talismans, amulets have long had different meanings, but they all had one function – to protect and protect people.

Amulet considered the subject, which was attributed to the miraculous ability to protect the owner from disaster, illness and “evil spell.” Amulet attributed the magical property to protect or protect people and animals, especially the warrior and his horse, house and utensils, tools and weapons from evil demons and envious people. Amulets could be security and well-being, signs or objects, such as semi-precious and precious stones. Continue reading


Aphrodite or Venus – the goddess of love. Her name has become synonymous with Love and Beauty, and to this day, the artists embody in them their idea of ​​Beauty.

In ancient myths, the image of Aphrodite is not so romantic. According to one of the earlier versions, it came from the blood of the insulated Crown of Uranus, which fell into the sea and formed foam. This myth traces the primordial principle of Aphrodite, not so much the goddess of love, as the patroness of childbirth, the sea, eternal spring and life, which gives abundance. Continue reading

I’m a cat, mother of life

Nowhere is the cat revered as in Egypt. The complex metaphorical sense that world mythology endowed the image of this beautiful intelligent animal, the Egyptians reduced to positive, pleasing to the human consciousness concepts – such as good, home, fun, love, motherhood, fertility, defensive forces.

In ancient Egypt, there was a very significant cult of the goddess – the cat Bastet (Bast), which was also considered the personification of the sun and moonlight. Goddess depicted as a maiden with a cat’s head or in the form of a lioness. Bastet was considered the daughter of Osiris and Isis. Continue reading

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How to choose the right frame for the picture?
Rule one and in fact the only thing, there are no rules for framing pictures. You do not need to choose a particular color in the picture so that it…


Baroque - (Portuguese. Baroco - freaky, bad, wrong, spoiled). The term “baroque” has many meanings in the history of art. Among them are narrower, to designate artistic styles in the…


Landscape poetry
My lessons in art history are different. I give lectures to adults, and I try to talk more with the children, to play, to bring about “co-creation” in them. Especially…


The tendency of art to detach from the image of reality received a logical conclusion in the works of abstract artists. Their work was distinguished by a complete lack of…