Encyclopedia of Painting
Still life painting
Still life is a picturesque genre that focuses on depicting the objective world. The French name of the still life is “nature morte”, the Italian one, “natura morta”, both meaning “dead nature”. Still life depicts inanimate objects, which are compositionally located in realistic surrounding.
Chippendale, Degas, Klimt, Banksy. Frames of craftsmen and artists: all by themselves!
Incredible frames by cabinet-makers and frames created by famous artists.
Van Gogh in numbers: the earliest drawing, the most successful bargain, the most famous bouquet
It is rather difficult to transform the life of Vincent van Gogh into a column of figures without digging into his chronological biography. This is especially true of his work. Two world wars and the unrecognition of the artist’s talent during his life caused the destruction and loss of many of Van Gogh’s works, therefore his creative heritage can only be described with reservations. As for his…
Encyclopedia of Methods
In the twentieth century, art was able to surmount one of its basic limitations: it stopped being static.
Polka-dotted artwork rescues a Japanese artist
The third place on the list of the most expensive living female artists is taken by Yayoi Kusama with her polka dots obsession. There are polka dots on her canvases, objects and even people... Actually, "obsession" here is far from being a metaphor: the Japanese artist admitted herself into a psychiatric hospital and confessed: "I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. My artwork is an expression of my life, particularly of my mental disease. If it wasn't for art, I would have killed myself long ago." Indeed, the saving art is polka-dotted.