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The art of hearing: the painting which sings. Part II
The heroes of this "sounding" compilation are the model in Willem de Kooning's portrait, the magnetism of the three of Mark Rothko's colour fields, Sandro Botticelli's multi-figured time of hope, William Turner's pictorial progressive rock and Jan Brueghel the Elder's work Hearing , which shows that the artist put the art of hearing ahead of other senses.
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…
The world's 10 most valuable artworks in 2018
Last year, there were no exorbitant amounts at the auctions like "Savior of the World" by Leonardo da Vinci, sold for $ 450.3 million in 2017. But in the top 10 most expensive works sold by auction, there are new world records for major artists. The total amount paid for the top ten lots of the outgoing year is about 915 million 157 thousand 400 dollars. It's impressive, isn't it?
Stress-relieving paintings: fractals in art
It's not a secret that objects with fractal attributes are perceived by the human eye as the highest manifestation of harmony and beauty. The crowns of trees and mountain ranges, unique patterns of snowflakes and the "golden" spirals of sea shells and waves, crystals and corals - we are ready to contemplate them endlessly in the wildlife and on the artists' canvases. As it turned out, this…
Scary beautiful: top 10 ugly paintings that are now worth millions
Why does ugliness attract as much as beauty? Perhaps, because caterpillars give butterflies, and manure produces juicy fruits. In life, one complements the other. Ugliness often makes people think and feel, which is the main role of art. It does not adorn, it summarizes and awakens. Who scared us all these years? We announce the list.