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. However, often artists from other countries and eras deserve no less attention. Let us look at the paintings of England.
Few would call English painting one of the wealth of the country, and in vain. Among the artists of England are many interesting original masters, whose creations adorn the world’s best art galleries and the richest private collections of art.
However, in wide circles of art lovers, England is undeservedly pushed into the background. Not everyone without a hitch will name at least three English painters. We will try to eliminate this injustice by offering a brief overview of ancient English painting from the moment of its formation into a separate, independent phenomenon of world art.
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Authentication methods when buying paintings, graphics and other works of modern art.
When you are going to buy an expensive enough painting to invest money, as a gift, or just to decorate the interior, the question inevitably arises: how to verify the authenticity of the painting.
The question is not very simple, since there is no single universal way of proving the authenticity of a picture. In each case, you have to be creative in your examination. When buying a painting, it is better to adhere to a few residually simple rules.
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A portrait (derived from the French word portrait) is an artistic image of a person with the transmission of his inner world.
In the portrait, a person can be depicted on the chest, waist, hips, knees, full height.
The portrait may have a different turn of the head: in full face, in a quarter of a turn to the right or left, half-turn, in three quarters, in profile.
The format of the portrait can be different: rectangular vertical, rectangular horizontal, square, oval or round.
The portrait is divided by size: portrait miniature, easel portrait (painting, graphic, sculpture), monumental portrait (monument, mural, mosaic).
The portrait is divided by the method of execution: oil, pencil, pastel, watercolor, dry brush, engraved, miniature, photographic, etc.
A portrait can be painted in various styles: academicism, realism, impressionism, expressionism, modern, abstract art, surrealism, cubism, pop art, etc. Continue reading