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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Pleated fabric. Draperies as a symbol in art
Folded fabric as a visual code accumulates a powerful expressive power. Since the beginnings of classical sculpture, drapery has been a powerful visual tool. In the Middle Ages, it appeared…

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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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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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ART PHOTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

1. For every potential (and real) buyer of a visual work of art (in our case, photography) thousands of images fall down every day. And even despite the constant growth in the quality of this visual range, thanks to expensive advertising and popular communities in social networks, the level of aesthetic and visual culture is still quite low. And the level of understanding of photography as a work of art generally tends to zero. Continue reading

THE MOST EXPENSIVE PHOTOS IN THE WORLD COST MORE THAN $ 1 000 000

The cost of some photos is comparable to the cost of the most famous works of great artists of the Renaissance. How valuable are these photographs? What distinguishes them from the millions of selfies, photos of cats and children that we see every day? What reasons make art connoisseurs lay out bosons for exclusive shots? We present you the most expensive photos in the world (March 2015).
1. Peter Lick: Phantom ($ 6.5 million)
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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

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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KONSTANTIN OF MUSHROOMS ABOUT THE “GENERALITY” OF GENERS OF PHOTO
Fascinated by the magic of film from childhood, Konstantin Gribov from an early age realized that he wanted to link his life with photography. He works in different genres, and…

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