MASTERPIECES PASTELS FROM THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY
The collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery holds about 800 pastels, some were purchased by PMTretyakov. Pastels must be kept under glass. She is very vulnerable: she is able to…

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Top 5 - the best poems about mom
5th place. It is considered that the most heartfelt and light poems about mother are written for children. This is partly true, because the image of the most dear and…

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MONUMENTAL PAINTING

The term “fresco” is understood to be a letter on the raw limestone base by paints diluted with water or paints having a lime binder (lime mortar, lime water). The calcium oxide hydrate contained in the lime paste and, therefore, in the lime solution, is the main element of this technique, which, entering into a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide in the air, forms calcium carbonate — a transparent vitreous structure that, penetrating the entire layer of soil and paints and forming a thin transparent film on their surface, fixes (cements) both the entire soil and the paint layer of the fresco, which it also protects from weathering. 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

MAXIM PETROVICH DMITRIEV – FOUNDER OF RUSSIAN PHOTO-PUBLICISM AND FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH-DOCUMENTARY

All historians and ethnographers who studied Russia in the middle of the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the lovers of literature and music of that time, are obliged to Nizhny Novgorod photographer Maxim Petrovich Dmitriev. Few of his contemporaries, colleagues have left so extensive and valuable photo-inheritance.
Dmitriev almost single-handedly laid the foundations of photo-journalism in Russia, he is the ancestor of reportage photography, and in its modern sense. Maxim Petrovich photographed ordinary peasants and laborers, and not just lush processions (although he also worked at the city’s exhibition on the arrival of Nicholas II). The photographer used all the achievements of the progress of that time – large-format cameras, gum arabic, printing on wood and matter.
Maxim Dmitriev was also an outstanding portrait painter. Continue reading

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…

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TIPS ON UNDERWATER PHOTOS
Underwater photography is fun. This is a great way to combine your passion for diving with a love of photography. Just like exploring “ground” photography, underwater photography is a journey…

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