Classicism
Unlike classics, classicism is not a qualitative, but a functional concept; it expresses a certain tendency of artistic thinking, based on the desire for simplicity, clarity, rationality, and the consistency…

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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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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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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 art was considered bourgeois. In the 1920s – 30s, handmade lace-making became one of Russia’s unique folk crafts.

In Tsarist Russia, there were 17 areas where lace was woven. Some of them, later, became crafts, in some lace weaving only for themselves. Continue reading

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: plates, boxes, frames, vases, lamps, furniture and other things. But I hope to surprise more than one person with my story.

Decoupage history
Let’s start with the very concept: decoupage – comes from the French verb decouper – cut. And this is a kind of collage. This is not a new direction in art – it is a technique that has gained enough popularity at the present time, originates from the 12th century. Continue reading

Romanticism
Romanticism (French romantisme from the Latin. Roman romanum from Roma - Rome) is one of two, along with Classicism, the fundamental tendencies of artistic thinking. However, historically, this word has…

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Painting
Painting, a form of fine art, works of art, which are created with the help of paints applied to any hard surface. Like other forms of art, painting performs ideological…

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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,…

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Useful habits for novice artists
We all know that it is much easier to acquire habits than to get rid of them. Hence, the acquisition of good habits will not allow you to appear harmful,…

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