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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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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Ah, that strange word "Bonsai" ...
The word "bonsai" is translated from Japanese, literally means - (sai) - plant, (bon) - in a low container. Many consider the birthplace of bonsai Japan, and this, a very…

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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, 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

Cubofuturism

Cubofuturism is a literary and artistic movement in Russia in the 1910s. It was the Russian version of European futurism. His influence was experienced by KS. Malevich, V.E. Tatlin, P.N. Filonov, M.F. Larionov, N.S. Goncharova, L.S. Popova, A.V. Lentulov.

In it, the cubist decomposition of forms, learned from the creative method formulated by Picasso and Braque, was combined with artistic techniques of another European trend in art – futurism. Continue reading

Aphrodite

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

Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian. Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - method, method) - the name conventionally denoting stylistic trends, as well as a certain stage in the development of European, mainly…

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Types of ornament
Throughout the history of art can meet various types of ornament. Every nation, and sometimes even its individual part, may have its own ornament. The motifs of the ornament can…

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Old Russian ornament
I think many will agree with me that the ornament, like any other folk art, is a reflection of the culture, customs, and foundations of its time. Ornamental art, in…

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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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