Fayum portraits
These amazing works of art, which are often called “icons before icon painting”, are not just historical values. They can serve as a magnificent and impressive illustration of the mutual…

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Transmuseum by Igor Gusev in OXM
In October 2018, the Odessa Art Museum opened the Transmuseum experimental project of the artist Igor Gusev, which became an artistic intervention in the museum exhibition of classical art. Getting…

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“RUKOGRAFIKA”: THE PHILOSOPHICAL PROJECT OF STANISLAVA ARISTOV
The new project of photographer Stanislav Aristov is dedicated to hand language. What is it - the author ponders: an image folded by hand? Drawings on the wall of eternity,…

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“WITHOUT PAIN IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CREATE ANYTHING DEEP”
Zewar Fadhil is a talented photographer from Iraq, a country that in recent decades is not the best place for a photo artist. Nevertheless, he is an example of the…

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PORTRAITS as a mirror of the soul

Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait – in French reading – portrait, from the old French portraire – “to reproduce something the line in line”. Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word “parsuna” – from the Latin. persona – “personality; individual”.
The origin of the term “portrait”
The Frenchman Andre Felibien (1619 – 1695), the official court historian of King Louis XIV, was the first to suggest that the word “portrait” be the images of exclusively “human beings”, thereby separating man from the animal and plant worlds.
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FANTASY AND REALITY OF JULI DE VAROKIE PHILOSOPHICAL PHOTO WORLD

She has been in the world of photography quite recently, since 2008, but in four years, Julie has already received seven different photo awards. She is only 23 years old. However, all these “only” and “recently” in combination with the French temperament and philosophical education help her create her own world, reflected in the pictures.
Julie de Varokie is a self-taught photographer from France who started her photo career in 2008. She is still a student at the French Ecole Normale Supérieure, where she received a philosophical education, and that philosophy became the main plot of her works. In her photographs, fantasies and reality intertwined, naive children’s dreams and adult conceptualism, a routine of life and fairy tales. Continue reading

ANDREY BELKOV: MEDITATING WITH A CAMERA
Photography for Andrey is a passion that takes up all his time, free from main activity. That's why he loves landscape and still life, because these genres give him the…

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EXHIBITION PROJECT "SPECIAL FUND: REPRESSED ART"
The Odessa Art Museum in partnership with the National Art Museum of Ukraine and with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation presents the project “Special Fund: Repressed Art”. The…

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