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Love story in paintings: Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna
There was much hidden behind the scenes in the history of relations between Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna, the only woman associated with his name.
The main thing was staining the canvas, surrender to emotions. Pouring or spraying — the technique was up to the artist.
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Loyalty, status, and worldview: The dog as an artistic symbol
Why dogs have been a very important and noticeable part of our visual history for so long a time.
Cruel paintings by Botticelli reveal a recondite side of his work
The legacy of the Renaissance painter is not limited to lush erotic images.
Encyclopedia of Styles
Orientalism is a whole complex of ideas, images and techniques that took shape in the works of West European artists of the 19—20th centuries under the influence of the legends about East and Eastern literature, personal travels and scientific works and, finally, under the direct influence of oriental fine art.
Zinaida Serebryakova made paints in Paris
Zinaida Serebryakova moved to France in search of work, after the revolutionary peasants plundered her family estate. However, Parisians liked modernist trends, not "romantic realism", the favourite and vivid style of the artist. She went so badly that she had to make paints for herself, as there was no way to buy them. Now her paintings are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.