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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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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CHRISTOPHER JACQUES: LYRIC WORLD OF RAIN AND SNOW
French photographer Christophe Jacques chooses an unusual time for his work. These are moments when the city is dominated by heavy rain; when the world outside the window, through which…

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The shell is a symbol in art: the blessed gift of the seas …

Shells, melancholy collected on the shore under the gentle splashing of the waves – the main souvenir, which is usually brought from the sea. Having become more mature, we appreciate not only the beautiful creations of mother nature, but also their embodiments in everyday life and art. Oh, how elegant porcelain is good, even if it is no longer Meissen, and what marvelous scenes in the pictures! And the shells there is not a simple detail.
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“VISUAL HOCKEY”. MICHAEL KENNA PHOTOS

The work of the English photographer Michael Kenna is famous for the whole world. His black and white landscapes are majestic, silent, quiet, mysterious and unique in their ability to influence the viewer’s imagination.
Michael loved painting since childhood. Photography carried away while studying at art school. According to Kenna himself, he uses photography as visual material that can set the viewer to communicate and tell his own story. Continue reading

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 in each of them he sees his own characteristics. We will talk about this and many other things today.
– Konstantin, the first question is traditional: how did you discover the world of photography and how long did you start photographing?
– I opened the photo in my childhood. At that time, the entire territory of the present-day CIS was totally interested in amateur photography. The exception was not my grandfather. I remember very well how he tried to explain to me what an ex-pair was: “Right now, the sun, we set it by the eye of \ 250 and 8, but the clouds appeared – we change it to 1/60 and 4”. What did these magic numbers mean – I absolutely did not understand and wondered why all this was needed when you could just press a button. Continue reading

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 -…

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The art of digital photography
Now the situation has changed. Every person has a camera. Many have a smartphone with an integrated camera in their pocket. This divided the photograph into two types: reportage photography…

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ERNST HAAAS: "EXPERIMENTAL ARTIST"
Ernst Haas is a famous photojournalist of the last century who made a huge contribution to the development and recognition of color photography. The best characteristic of this man probably…

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