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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WATERWATER PAINTING
Despite the availability and prevalence, watercolor technique remains mysterious and incomprehensible to many, both amateurs and professional artists. With seeming ease, this material, associated with water, with its rebelliousness and…

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EXCURSION TO THE WORLD OF BATIK

There are several types of batik – hot, cold, free painting. They differ in the way the fabric is backed up. As a reserve in hot batik wax is used. The wax is applied using a special tool called chanting. The places covered with wax do not absorb paint, and also limit its distribution. Hot batik is called hot because the wax is used in “hot” molten form. This method is mainly used for applying color images on cotton fabric.
Upon completion, the wax is removed from the surface of the fabric. The effect of painting is achieved through layer-by-layer fabric coating.
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HOW TO GET IDEAL ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Astrophotography is considered one of the most technical genres of photography and may seem difficult for the inexperienced. But if you want, even a novice photographer is able to convey the night skies in all its glory. This is not as difficult as you might think!
The astrophotographer Mahmoud Alsawaf (© Mahmood Alsawaf) explains how to avoid some common mistakes that everyone makes at the beginning of his career when shooting astrophoto, and also shares practical tips on how to shoot the Milky Way or the star trail.
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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.
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ANDY WARHOL - GENIUS POP-ARTA
The history of twentieth-century art would have been scanty and incomplete if it had not been named after Andy Warhol (© Andy Warhol). The works of this famous artist, photographer,…

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HOW PHOTO INSPIRES TO LOVE SCIENCE AND TO KEEP THE PLANET
Science has the property of circling people's heads - the more complex it becomes, the more abstract it looks to many. And if you do not make daily constant efforts…

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