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Symbols in art: What’s there in the mirror?
Once, man conquered his fear of his reflection in water — and wanted the phantom to linger on. He tried different media, such as bowls of water or polished surfaces, experimented with tin and other materials. As a result of centuries of trial and error, we can now see ourselves at any time around the clock, and the mirror no longer seems a mysterious and sinister object, but quite an ordinary…
Selling and auctions
Monet's “Haystacks” became the most expensive artwork of Impressionists
Monet's "Meules" Sells for Astonishing $110.7 Million
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.
How Gainsborough's dog brought together the artist and his wife
Towards the end of his life, Thomas Gainsborough often quarrelled with his wife Margaret Burr. With age, she became stingier and more grumbling. Gainsborough would flare up at the slightest provocation and curse. And yet, he was always the first one who would try to make it up with his wife: he would write a note of repentance, sign it with the name of his favourite dog, ‘Fox’, and address it to his wife’s pet spaniel, ‘Tristram’. This forbidden trick always worked with Margaret. She would immediately start writing an answer to Gainsborough's dog: "My own dear Fox, you are always loving and good, and I am a naughty little female ever to worry you as I too often do, so we will kiss and say no more about it. Your own affectionate, Tris."
Artists and artworks
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30 000 ₽
May 2019, 50×60 cm
2017, 30×39×2.5 cm
6 000 ₽
11.05.2019, 400×600 cm
2000-th , 80×2×100 cm
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