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Romanticism replaced the austere Classicism in painting and brought something new with it: emotions, excitement, colours, and distinct expressiveness. Quite often the style of Romanticism is confused with "romantic" images in painting and pastoral scenes. Still, it was a person with all the emotions and a rich inner world which was in the focus of attention of creators of all genres of the late…
Encyclopedia of Styles
The Renaissance has become a major cultural milestone in the development of European civilization. Being the motherland of Leonardo , Michelangelo and Raphael , Italy spread its influence over almost all of Europe at the late 15th — early 16th century. Almost a century later, the Northern Renaissance was born, which combined humanist triumph and Hyperborean rigor.
Encyclopedia of Painting
When it comes to the term "primitivism" in art, it's not all that simple. First of all, art historians don't always agree about its meaning. Besides that, the number of synonyms denoting the same thing makes everything even more difficult. Or they might be not synonyms at all – depending on the point of view you hold.
2020 visual trends and what art has to do with them
Depositphotos International Stock Photo Bank has published a forecast of visual trends for 2020.
Love story in paintings: Marc Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld
The gentle, intelligent, beautiful Bella understood Chagall as no one else, and accepted him as he was.
Punishment for confession
The teachers of the Dutchman Van Meegeren found his own paintings stiff and imitative. The most notorious forger of the twentieth century earned millions on forgeries of paintings by Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch. For example, he sold Christ and the Adulteress, a fake Vermeer, to Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring for 1.6 million Dutch guilders. After the war, World War II, van Meegeren confessed to fraud in order to avoid accusations of collaboration for the sale of national treasures. In 1947, he was sentenced to a year in prison but died of a heart attack the next month.