Suprematism
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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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…

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The art of weaving lace
The art of lace making arouses interest for a long time and has a rich history. It flourished in the Middle Ages. And under the Soviet regime in Russia, this…

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Russian splint

Who and why called them “cheap” is not known. Maybe because the pictures were cut out on lime boards (they called the bast then), maybe because they were sold in bast boxes ofeni-shipwrights, or, according to Moscow legend, everything went from Lubyanka, the street where making popular prints.

Humorous folk pictures sold at fairs as early as the 17th century, until the beginning of the 20th, were considered the most popular art form in Russia, although the attitude towards them was not serious, since in the higher strata of society they categorically refused to recognize as art what the common people created, self-taught , often on gray paper, to the joy of the peasant people. Continue reading

Parable of the Prodigal Son

For many centuries, the Bible has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, poets, and writers. Without pretending to be innovative, let us see how three great artists broke the same parable in the crystal of their work.

The parable of the prodigal son says that the son left home, and returned naked and bos. His father accepted him, ordered him to stab his fat calf in honor of his son’s return. In the era of religious wars, violent peasant uprisings, Jacquerie and Bashmak, this parable was very relevant and two great contemporaries, Bosch and Durer turned to this story, showing us different facets and causes “Prodigal sons.” Continue reading

Romanesque art
Romanesque art, the style of architecture and other branches of art that originated in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term “Romanesque” (French Romanesque, Spanish romanico, German Romanic from…

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Surrealism
Surrealism (from French surrealisme - literally over realism) is a trend in modern bourgeois art, which originated in the early 20s in France. As a characteristic expression of the crisis…

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Theater
Theater (from the Greek. Theatron - a place for shows; sight), a kind of art. Theater is a form of social consciousness, it is inseparable from the life of the…

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Pop Art
Pop art (English pop-art, from popular art to public art) is a trend that took shape first in modern art and then in various spheres of popular culture of the…

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