Rococo - gloss of the XVIII century
Rococo is called the most frivolous and thoughtless of all styles in art. Why then is rococo so significant for Russian visual culture? Why does the definition of the word…

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Classicism: antiquity as a standard
Classicism firmly established in the 17th century European art, having surrendered its position only in the first third of the next century. The classicists worshiped antiquity, piously believed in the…

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STANDING GENRE PHOTO OLEGA OPRISKO
The young Ukrainian artist Oleg Oprisko early connected his life with photography and formed his own easily recognizable style. He uses only the film technique and carefully thinks through the…

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ALEXANDER AND ELENA MIKHAILENKO A PLACE FOR A TALE

In the life of modern man is not so much holidays. But you want to keep pleasant memories, you want to return to them and experience again and again … Human memory is not perfect. Over time, the bright colors fade, emotions are forgotten. What to do? How to keep happy moments for long? For over a hundred years, photography has helped. In this case, the photographer can strictly fix what is happening, can embellish it, and maybe move you to a completely different world – the world of fiction and fantasy. One of the most important holidays in the life of each of us is a wedding celebration, the day when we connect our destiny with a loved one. Continue reading

CODRIN LUPE: “PHOTOGRAPHY AS A WAY OF LIBERATION”

Romanian photographer Codrin Lupey began photographing 11 years ago when his daughter was born. “At that time, I could not have imagined that the photo would open up a whole world before me,” he says now that the photo has become, in his own words, a way of expressing deep spiritual quest.
“Photography is something magical … Before, I could not even think of it.” 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 opportunity to take a break from work: he talks to the world, and the world talks to him.
Please tell us how you discovered the world of photography and how long ago did you start photographing?
I began photographing as a child, displaying black and white films myself and printing photos in a dark room. Of course, at that time I was taking pictures of my family and friends for a home album. And he consciously came into the photo in 2005, having bought for himself the first DSLR camera, the Canon 300D. Continue reading

“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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Fountain as a symbol in art: Farewell, fountain of tears! Long live, source of joy!
Fountains are not ugly. For the people of the Ancient world, the civilizations of the Mediterranean and Asia, this hydraulic device was vital. Both the poor and the rich equally…

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Iconography: to see the invisible
From ancient times, icon painting served as a “language for the illiterate” —a special language with its own rules and symbolism. For centuries, master-icon painters have brought it to perfection,…

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