The art of money. Mucha, Stuart, Narbut, Clément-Serveau and other creators of millions
Money is beautiful. We pay attention to its denominational value, forgetting that it is also a work of art. Even reputed artists – from the Father of Art Nouveau Alphonse Mucha to the creator of a distinctively American portrait style Gilbert Stuart – were not above "making money." We share the striking designs of banknotes, talk about the creators of millions, and find out which of them have…
Artists – in the studio! Famous creators in interiors, or Whose creative chaos is closer to you?
Viewers are always keen to look behind the scenes to see the magic of creating a masterpiece. Some see the romantic appeal in strict order, others – in creative chaos, yet others – in comfort and serenity. Arthive collected images of workshops and studios of 44 famous artists. Choose the interior that speaks to you and write about it in the comments. Tell us what your creative atmosphere is and…
Alphonse Mucha, jewelry designer for Georges Fouquet
In 1890-s, the name of Alphonse Mucha was on everyone's lips in Paris. The city was plastered with his theatrical posters depicting Sarah Bernhardt and advertising posters with languid beauties. Their charms enchanted the young Paris jeweler Gorges Fouguet. He proposed Alphonse to become his jewelry designer. It was a bright idea - oh, just look at them!
Art Nouveau ("new art" from French) is a style of art and philosophy, which arose in the second half of the 19th century and had been reigning till the beginning of World War I. Its distinctive features include decorativeness, free lines and round shapes, their plasticity and flow. Art Nouveau abounds in opulent ornaments and decorations; it is focused on plants and natural motifs; and the…
In Motion: Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Magritte, Chagall, Frida Kahlo and Dali, a dozen of artists` rare videos
The epoch of cinema broke out late century before last. What a mercy, we can take at least a rapid glance at the legendary artists working, strolling, advertising something! We have managed to collect rare breathtaking videos. Just watch!...