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Monet's “Haystacks” became the most expensive artwork of Impressionists
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Paintings starring on screen. Top-5 canvases that played impressive parts in movies
Paintings look good not only on the walls of galleries, but also on the silver screen. Sometimes they are used simply to decorate the interior, but sometimes the entire plot develops around them, and these are works of art that help us better understand the characters or even predict the ending. The titles of such paintings should appear in the credits, next to the names of superstars. Sounds…
In Its Own Genre: 5 Best Books About Impressionism
We have selected 5 best books written in different genres, at different times, with different research goals – so that you take a convenient approach to Impressionism and really understand everything.
Touches for the portrait: 9 curious stories about Kazimir Malevich
Ever unmercenary natural-born leader, master of the outrageous, a world celebrity, a talented liar and a real street fighter – strangely enough, all this is about one person.
A good question. Heads up: how to tell the difference between Judith and Salome?
Judith and Salome were high-profile and strong-willed women. Both acted decisively and used their attractiveness as a weapon. Men often lost their heads when they were around. In painting, Judith and Salome often symbolize the same thing – the predatory, destructive and fatal feminine beauty. As the phrase goes, a strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. And…
How Lucian Freud nearly became a sailor
By the early 1940s, Lucian Freud – the grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and the future cult British artist – had already been a student of two British schools. He got kicked out of the last one for bad behaviour: dropping his trousers in public for a bet. Having been thrown out of several art schools, Freud finally gave up on academic education and decided to become a sailor. Having mastered the art of tattooing, Lucian quickly made friends with other sailors, but his first voyage left him with severe tonsillitis, putting paid to the sea career. Freud had no other choice rather than becoming an artist.
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