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EXCURSION TO THE WORLD OF PAINTING
Putting paints on canvas or any other surface, the painter turns them into color, creating an idea about the material qualities (texture) of the object being depicted, its color, etc.…

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BERT SHTERN - CREATOR OF SIGN PORTRAITS OF CELEBRITIES
American photographer and documentary filmmaker Bertram, or Bert Stern (© Bert Stern) is an iconic figure in the world of commercial and fashion photography. This is one of the founders…

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SEVERAL LUNG TIPS FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO PHOTOGRAPHE CHILDREN

So, you have a camera, you have children – why not combine these positive moments and not get some great shots? After all, making great photos yourself is much easier than it seems at first glance, especially if there is some sort of experience in portrait photography in stock. The tips that you will read in this article are good because they are suitable for any camera – be it your phone, dish soap or a solid professional DCLR.
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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

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS. ST. PETERSBURG

In 2007, the Russian Academy of Arts celebrates its 250th anniversary. November 17, 1757 (old style – November 6) – The governing senate of the Russian Empire adopted a decree on the creation of the “Academy of the Three Notable Arts”. In fact, such an institution in Russia was conceived much earlier, and by this time it had operated successfully for at least thirty years. The idea of ​​establishing a community of artists was expressed by Peter the Great and his entourage as early as the 1690s. After visiting the first emperor of Paris and the French academies in 1719, this idea acquired a concrete form, but for many cases the necessary decree Peter the Great signed only shortly before his death, on December 22, 1724. Continue reading

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 of culture give it a new direction – they are oriented toward rapprochement with the culture of Western Europe. It was Peter I who stimulated the development of private collecting in Russia, which flourished in the second half of the 18th century. Following the Russian sovereign, who brought a new passion from overseas travel, many of his associates begin to collect rarities, and a number of remarkable private collections are gradually being formed – A.D. Menshikov, B.P. Sheremeteva, D.M., A.M. and D.A. Golitsyn and others. Continue reading

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 crumble from a concussion, all kinds of travel are dangerous to her, she is affected by the action of direct sunlight, temperature drops, excessive dryness or humidity. Constant concern for the safety of “loose” pastel works does not allow them to be often and continuously exhibited. To see them in the halls of the museum is a rare and significant event. Continue reading