Pictures of the Escaping World - Ukiyo-e
Originality is the main feature of the Japanese ukiyo-e engraving. Not having analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the…

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Baroque
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…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Expressionism

In the history of art, the term expressionism (from the Latin. Expressio – “expression”) is applicable to a wide range of phenomena. And yet, as a definite trend in art, expressionism unites primarily the work of a group of artists who worked in Germany before the First World War.

Since the end of the XIX century. in German culture there was a special view on the work of art. It was believed that it should carry in itself only the will of the creator, to be created “by internal necessity,” which does not need comments and excuses. At the same time there was a reassessment of aesthetic values. Continue reading

Gothic ornament

Gothic ornament is very diverse and symbolic. It uses transformed ancient and Byzantine motifs, along with new themes.

A characteristic feature of the Gothic ornament are rectilinear geometric forms, forms in the form of a pointed arch, spherical triangles and quadrangles, floral ornament: leaves of grapes, burdock, oak, ivy, clover, roses, etc. Very often you can find the image of the trefoil and double leaf. Later, images of prickly plants begin to appear: blackthorn, thistle, fern and others.

The art of Gothic ornamentation is very closely associated with sculpture. In sculpture, floral ornamental motifs are often used. The idea of ​​using the motives of real flora in gothic decor becomes a kind of law. Continue reading

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 of capitalist society. Surrealism finds its philosophical foundations in Freud’s subjective idealistic theory. The contradictions that tear apart the bourgeois system, the feelings of horror before the real world, generated by these contradictions among some surrealist painters who have broken away from the people, are embodied by the latter in images that cause aversion to reality, to life. Hence the special interest of the surrealists in the reproduction of nightmares, hallucinations, pathological conditions. Created on the basis of the “principles” of surrealism, the paintings of Salvador Dali are filled with horrors, nightmares, and pessimism. Continue reading

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…

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Decoupage or napkin technology - from the beginnings to life
In this article, I will lead all about decoupage technique. Perhaps you are already familiar with it or have heard that decoupage is a technique for decorating with paper cuttings:…

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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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Gothic ornament
Gothic ornament is very diverse and symbolic. It uses transformed ancient and Byzantine motifs, along with new themes. A characteristic feature of the Gothic ornament are rectilinear geometric forms, forms…

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