The Raw Truth About the Idyllic Winter Landscapes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
They are infinitely far removed from Christmas cards and remind us of the merciless beauty of the cold we can experience.
Trick Mirrors in Paintings by Famous Artists: from Van Eyck to Serov, from Strange to Scary
7 paintings with mirrors that you should take a closer look at
Encyclopedia of Methods
Along with monotypy, lithography belongs to the group of flat printing techniques, but this is where their similarities seem to end. Lithography appeared in 1796 or 1798, thanks to Johann Alois Senefelder, a typographer from Munich. Initially, they took an imprint from a drawing on a stone slab, usually limestone, which gave the name for the method (ancient Greek λίθος “stone” + γράφω “I write…
Surrealism 3D Art: Dalí, Disney — Destino!
Salvador Dalí considered Walt Disney a surrealist, and maybe it was the reason why the Great Mystic collaborated with the Great Animator in 1946. The viewers could only see the result in 2003, thus in the autumn of 2013 they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Destino cartoon. What a destiny!
Encyclopedia of Painting
This truly unique style of the Baroque era was named after Caravaggio, a reformer artist, the founder of realism. Who remembers today that he committed a murder in his youth? Despite his life on the run, the artist managed to gather a circle of students and followers — caravaggists. The trend developed in Italy at the late 16th — early 17th centuries, as well as in Holland, Germany and Spain.
How Kuindzhi painted Aivazovsky's fence
At the age of 15, Arkhip Kuindzhi started studying art under Aivazovsky. A shy, full-bodied young man arrived in Feodosia wearing a shirt, a colourful vest, checkered pants bubbling on his knees, and a straw hat. The young Kuindzhi really amused Ivan Aivazovsky and his daughter Elena, who had a good laugh at his naive village daub and crimson face. Arkhip lived under the shed in the yard for two months, since he was not allowed into the studio. At the end of his "training" the master entrusted Kuindzhi to paint his fence (though he got some practical advice from Aivazovsky's disciple Adolf Faessler). Kuindzhi learned this lesson for life and Kuindzhi never refused anyone anything.