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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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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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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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 “Rococo” sound so exotic for our ear – “rococar”? What is the main difference between rococo and baroque, which people of little knowledge often confuse? Finally, why is rococo the direct and immediate ancestor of modern glossy culture? All of this will be discussed below.
Rococo was born in France of the eighteenth century, although the name itself would legitimize only the next century, the nineteenth.
The style got its name from the French word rocaille – shell or sink. Since ancient times, artificial grottoes and bowls of fountains have been decorated with shells, and later, ornaments repeating the twisted, rounded outlines of sinks began to be actively used in the interior design. By the XVIII century, interest in them only grew. Continue reading

AUGUST ZANDER EXHIBITION OPENED IN MULTIMEDIA ART MUSEUM

An exhibition of August Zander, an outstanding photographer of the twentieth century, entitled “Portrait. Landscape. Architecture”. The exhibition presents about 150 photographs, including the famous portraits from the project “People of the Twentieth Century”, landscape and architectural photographs taken in Germany. The exhibition was conceived by the grandson of the photographer Gerd Zander and organized in cooperation with the Prischi Paskwer Gallery (Cologne), as well as the Theater of Photography and Images of Charles Negra (Nice). Continue reading

The art of black and white photography
Any photographer tries to stand out among his colleagues. Some go along an alternative path, preferring minimalism in their work. Sometimes such a person can pick up a smartphone and…

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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…

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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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