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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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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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 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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"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…

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Modern: Russian names.
In every country, modernity had its own name, face, and character. In Russia, the style was called art nouveau, and its representatives skillfully interweaved folklore and that mysterious Russian soul…

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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…

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