Modern – (French moderne from the Latin. Modemus – new, modern) – the period of development of European art at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, the main content of which was the desire of artists to oppose their creativity to the historicism and eclecticism of the art of the second half of the XIX century – hence the name. Therefore, the term “modern” should be distinguished from the general meaning of the word “modern” or “modern art”, as well as the term “modernism”, meaning all the most avant-garde, experimental and formalistic trends in the art of the 20th century. Continue reading
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 formation of not only the culture of Japan itself, but also influenced the historical course and the formation of the whole world culture.
Nearly two centuries (XVII – XIX centuries), belonging to the Edo era, existed ukiyo-e, originated in the depths of urban culture and passed a long and interesting way, captured by the masters of Japanese engravings creating their paintings in different periods. Continue reading