PRIVATE COLLECTION IN RUSSIA OF THE XVIII CENTURY
The first Russian collectors of the European type. Natural collecting activities, of course, existed in Russia long before the onset of the eighteenth century. But Peter's reforms in the field…

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MICHEL COMTE - ONE OF THE BEST IN INDUSTRY FASHION PHOTOS
Michel Comte is one of the most famous fashion photographers. He also received worldwide recognition as a portrait painter, film director, cameraman, author of piercing photo stories ... The talented…

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LENINGRAD PAINTING SCHOOL

The history of the Leningrad school of painting covers the period from the early 1930s to the early 1990s. Having emerged in an atmosphere of intense struggle over the development of art and art education in the USSR, it became the missing link, thanks to which in the 20th century the traditions of national art school and realistic painting were preserved and developed.
Having made a significant contribution to the Soviet visual arts, to the formation of the aesthetic views and spiritual world of modern generations, the Leningrad school left the stage at the turn of 80-90, fulfilling its historical and artistic mission and giving way to the era of transition.
Its main external attributes are preserved. The Academy of Arts, once again changing its name, continues to prepare painters, graphic artists, architects, sculptors, restorers. Continue reading

HOW TO BECOME AN INVISIBLE PHOTOGRAPH IN A STREET PHOTO

Can you imagine a world without street photography? Think of the legacy that Duano, Cartier-Bresson and the lesser-known pioneers of this genre have left for the future generations to enjoy. We can all play a role in documenting the world around us.
One of the most common concerns associated with taking pictures of street genre is a feeling of invading people’s privacy. This is understandable, but all problems can be solved by following the simple rules of respect.
Remember some of the postulates and you will never have problems when shooting on the street. Continue reading

ALFRED EISENSHADT – CLASSIC REPORTING SHOOTING AND AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS “KISSING ON TIMES SQUARE”

American photojournalist Alfred Eisenstadt is known for his numerous and very talented reportage shots, primarily for Life magazine. Having given over to the profession for more than 70 years, he took many photos in which world leaders pose in an informal setting, and passersby and citizens reveal their characters in their familiar environment.
Alfred Eisenstadt (© Alfred Eisenstaedt) filmed Winston Churchill and Sophia Loren, made reports from the Nobel Prize and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. His models were almost all the famous writers of the twentieth century: William Somerset Maugham, Bernard Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, who during the photo shoot got terribly angry at the meticulous photographer and almost threw him out of his boat. Eisenstadt was then in danger, but he risked much more during the press conference of Josef Goebbels when the Nazi minister found out that he was being shot by people of Jewish descent. Continue reading

HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT OF LANDSCAPE GENRE
Translated from the French word “landscape” (paysage) means “nature”. That is what the genre is called in art, the main task of which is the reproduction of natural or changed…

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PRINCIPAL GOLITSYN COLLECTIONS
A few years ago, unfortunately, the late Ksenia Sergeevna Egorova, a great connoisseur of the old West European masters, was already working on a scientific catalog of the Dutch and…

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