FROM HISTORY OF Fakes
From several biographical sources it is known that Michelangelo forged ancient Roman sculptures. He created a new marble sculpture, then smashed it, buried it in the garden and after some…

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ANCIENT ENGLISH PAINTING, FAMOUS ENGLISH ARTISTS
Collectors of antique paintings are conservative in their passions. Of greatest interest are the Italian masters of the Renaissance, the old Dutch and German painters, French impressionists and some others.…

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Frescoes in the slough
World painting boasts an impressive history of fakes. Such things have happened at all times and in all countries. And one of the funniest hoaxes happened half a century ago…

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CHOOSE PAPER FOR AQUARIUS

If you have recently started to paint with watercolors, you must have already had questions about the different types of watercolor paper. Whatever the paper, it has its advantages and limitations, and your choice can play a big role in achieving the desired result.
At first, the question of choosing paper may seem complicated and incomprehensible, but as you understand the essence of the importance of paper in the process, you can focus on the type of paper that will help you achieve your plan.

Paper is made from two ingredients – cellulose and water. Most popular varieties of watercolor paper, such as: Arches, Bockingford, Cotman, Langton, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano, Hahnemuhle, are produced Continue reading

TIPS FOR DEVELOPING AQUARIUS TECHNOLOGY

What does an inquisitive artist need to know in mastering the watercolor technique in order to avoid the wrong path? And are there any special secrets of watercolor craftsmanship?
The previous story about the watercolor technique, its history and material features already contained answers to some questions. Now I would like to share my own experience and skills in watercolor painting, illustrating the story with photographs of the process of creating some works. Perhaps the reader will find answers to his questions in this story.

MATERIALS
We already know how important the right choice of materials for watercolor painting is. In addition to the basic materials, the artist may need some more in the work, and they have not yet been talked about. Here is a list of materials with short comments. Fig. 1. Materials Continue reading

THE MOST ANCIENT WALL PAINTED

LIST OF CAVES OF ALTAMIR
In 1879, in the Altamira cave in northern Spain, in the province of Santander, wall paintings from the Paleolithic era were first discovered. Scientists have found that on the stone walls of the cave there are several archaeological layers. The earliest drawings were made more than 18 thousand years ago!
Cantabria. The Altamira Cave On the ceiling of the Altamira cave more than 15 thousand years ago, primitive artists depicted more than 150 drawings: bison, horses, deer, wild boars and sorcerers of a half-human, half-animal appearance. At the same time, each animal is painted perfectly, with the necessary expression: for example, the bison are depicted as grazing, running, lying or wounded. But there is no general composition, so many images overlap one another. Rock paintings were also found in other parts of the cave, which stretches Continue reading

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EXCLIBRES OF MASONS
For a long time, the construction of huge cathedrals continued in the Middle Ages. Builders settled in the immediate vicinity of the construction site, gradually entering into close relations with…

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BRUSHES
A brush is nothing more than a simple tool to help an artist complete his plan. But as with every tool with brushes, you must also be able to handle.…

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GENRES IN JAPANESE ART
Japanese painting is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. Japanese art had a great influence on European painting. Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts (paintings of a changing world)…

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HOW TO TENSION CANVAS ON A FRAME
FRAME The stretcher serves as the basis for stretching the canvas. Subframes are of 2 types: modular (prefabricated, wedge) and deaf. Modular (prefabricated, wedge) subframes can be bought in almost…

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