OIL ART PAINTS
Artistic paints consist of colored powder - a pigment and a binder, which holds together the smallest particles. In painting, mainly inorganic dyes are used, as more resistant, less often…

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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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HISTORY

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

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…

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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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