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…

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Engraving Techniques
But circulation is only one of the properties of engraving. Engraving is a special kind of fine art and it has its own language, its aesthetics, its capabilities, which are…

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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…

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VARIETIES OF GENRE STILL LIFE

Still life (from the French. Nature morte – dead, inanimate nature) – an artistic image of various household items.
In the XV-XVI centuries, a still life was considered as part of a historical or genre composition. Early still lifes often performed a utilitarian function, for example, as a decoration of cabinet doors or to mask a wall niche.
As an independent painting genre, a still life was formed in the 17th century in the works of Dutch and Flemish artists.
The term nature morte (dead nature) appeared in the XVIII century and reflected the neglect of still life by academic circles, which preferred the “high” genres, the area of ​​which was “living nature” (historical, battle, allegorical, religious, mythological). Until the end of the XIX century, a still life was considered as a “lower” genre. Continue reading

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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Engraving: concept, essence
Engraving is the youngest of the visual arts. If the origin of painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture is lost in prehistoric epochs, then the appearance of engraving is more or less…

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Linocut
Linocut got its name from linoleum material. Linoleum as a material for engraving originated in Europe, and at the beginning of the first decade of the 20th century in Russia.…

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STORAGE AND CARE OF ART
PAINT STORAGE REQUIREMENTS: temperature and humidity conditions: 18-22 ° С at 40-70% humidity maximum illumination 150 lux lamps with a power of more than 100 candles (100W incandescent lamp or…

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