Gothic: the whole mystic of the Middle Ages
Gothic originated in the middle of the XII century in northern France, in the XIII century, spread to the territory of modern Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, England, and…

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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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"GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING", JAN VERMERE
Behind the creation of each picture is a unique story. And in the “Pic of the Week” column, Styleinsider continues to talk about famous canvases. And today we will tell…

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TRANSFORMATION OF ART IN THE MODERN WORLD: NO-ART
One of the main features of modern art is the ability to change depending not only on social trends, but also on new technologies that change our world almost every…

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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 needed water and everyone reached for the source … The artists did not cheat the decorated source with their attention and it took its place among the picturesque codes. Let’s try to decipher the secret signs of the past and their transformation. So, familiar to all the fountain, as a symbol in the painting.
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Alexandra Exter: Amazon, carried away by the whirlwind of the revolution

Malevich, “inventing” Suprematism, did not let anyone into the workshop. The only exception was the avant-garde artist Alexandra Exter. Once a resident of Kiev, having moved to France, she taught at the school of Fernand Leger, created “model” clothes, and after a long oblivion her paintings are now valued “by a million.” Our small excursion is on the Kiev routes of the “Amazon of the Russian avant-garde”.
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RUN GUNERYUSSEN: THE EASY-SURREALISTIC WORLD

The heroes of the conceptual work of the photo artist Rune Gunerjussen – furniture, electrical appliances and telephones. Lamps arrange revolutions and travel. Chairs dance, debate and admire nature. Phones are submerged, talking and hugging. By a surreal comparison of interior objects and people’s behavior, the photographer hints at the absurdity of human attempts to conquer nature. Continue reading

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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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…

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