Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Strokes for the Portrait
Genius, brawler, participant and chronicler of the bohemian life of Montmartre in the 19th century
Miles Aldridge, the “King of Colour” in Gloss
Miles Aldridge is a famous fashion photographer who created covers for Vogue, The New York Times. We show the video!
Beads as a Work of Art
Beads are one of the oldest inventions of mankind. Scientists cannot say which appeared earlier, stone beads or glass beads. But both varieties have a very ancient history. The wide breastplate necklaces worn by the Egyptian pharaohs consisted of stone and glass beads. These beads have always been used to create jewellery and garments. But in the 17th century, another trend appeared, pictures…
Nicolai Fechin. Looking for a Home
Arthive has collected a dozen facts about the artist with a unique painting manner.
Artists whose talent is based on a good sense of humour
In this hall of humorous glory, meet the artists who have achieved serious fame, not least because they knew how to joke well. They confirm the presence of their sense of humour not only with their deeds, but also with their words. We didn’t count caricaturists, they’re in a different category.
A painting President
US President Dwight Eisenhower became interested in painting before moving into the Oval Office. He claimed to be influenced by the prime minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill in his decision to take up the paintbrush. While he produced over 250 known works in his lifetime, the 34th President of the United States never took it too seriously. In a conversation with reporter Richard Cohen, after being asked about the symbolism in one of his pieces, he replied: "Let’s get something straight here, Cohen. They would have burned this [expletive] a long time ago if I weren’t the president of the United States."