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That the long-awaited opening of the exhibition – contest of children's humorous illustration "Kotovasiya-2018". The competition Commission has made its choice, now you can look at the winning works in the city of Sterlitamak art gallery. the Contest of humorous illustration "Kotovasiya" a quarter of a century of its existence, won great popularity among young artists and their teachers. Born within the walls of the art school № 1 of Ufa city, city, competition gradually grew into national, and then became International. Read more...

World-famous master of digital painting and photo montage Steve Caplin shows readers how to complete paintings, made by one computer program. For this you do not need any of the original materials, pictures, or files written in other packages. This book is one of a kind. Here describes how to create a picture, each element of which is obtained solely by means of Photoshop, without any external borrowing. Photoshop — the most famous, the most favorite and simply the best application for working with photos. They use retouchers, artists, designers, photographers and anyone who works with all types of images. Read more...

London photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz found a standard solution - how to combine style 40's style pin-up and photoshop. The result of this Association was the calendar, which is charming models appear in dresses made of milk... Yes, this idea gives his work a uniqueness and you will not forget. Yaroslav has created something original and unusual, but work on these illustrations is not as simple as it may seem. Hearing the mention of photoshop many might think that pressing a couple of buttons you can do something like this. In fact every photo is a combination of hundreds of photos taken with a high speed camera. And milk that You see is real. Read more...

Say a few words about the family of Vrubel and his childhood and youth. On my father's side his ancestors were Russian immigrants from Prussian Poland. Grandfather in Astrakhan province rose to important rank. Dad was in the military, was away a lot on business needs. Born Mikhail Alexandrovich fell in the center of Siberia, in the town of Omsk, 5 March 1856. Grandfather on maternal side was a relative of the Decembrist N. In. Basargina. The position was held high, the first in the province, was the Astrakhan Governor-General. So parents Vrubel met and married in Astrakhan. The mother, however, soon died. Second wife, Elizabeth Hristinovka Vrubel, the pianist, the woman kind, gentle, educated, extremely influenced the education of little Misha. Studied...

March 7, 2018 in the building of the Tretyakov gallery in Krymsky Val opened the project, which will probably be in Moscow the largest exhibition of the year. The exposition included nearly 500 works by Vasily Vereshchagin, belonging to the different periods of his life. This exhibition is another, and it is proof that neither the Internet nor reproductions in books can't replace experience with real works of the artist. The picture, familiar from childhood books, postcards and magazine "Young artist" at the meeting face to face are not as what they represent, and produce a much stronger impression. Partly because of the contrast between the way this works in memory, and the way they are in life. Read more...

Currently, in the small hall art gallery "Maras" in the town of Neftekamsk is a wonderful exhibition of female portraits "Happy and free" from the collection of the same gallery. The theme of this exhibition is dedicated to the first spring holiday "March 8". the Art gallery "Miras" already by tradition, on the eve of this wonderful women's day, opened a new exhibition dedicated to women. This year, in the small hall of the gallery the viewer is presented 25 works from the Fund of the art gallery "Miras" and from the collections of the most famous artists Neftekamsk Tunic and Y. Yu. Nasyrova, stored in the vaults of the gallery "Miras". Read more...

20 February 2018 for the fifth time in the walls of Sterlitamak children's art school № 1 was held the V Open Republican competition of children's art "the Winged legends of the peoples of Bashkortostan Republic" based on tales, legends, epics of the peoples living in the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan. the contest featured 1248 children's theme of the works of the 54 settlements of the Republic, executed in various techniques: painting, color and black and white unique graphics, print graphics, balagopalan, papier-mache, textile panels and doll, felt, tapestry, batik, woodcarving, and ceramics. Read more...

Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721) was born in Valenciennes, a small town on the border of France and Flanders. The artist has caught the crisis period in French history, the period of the Regency, when his the border town became part of Flanders. Teacher Watteau was a little-known artist, stage designer. When he was invited to do the scenery for the Paris Opera in 1702, Watteau moved with him to Paris — a city of great opportunities for beginners "morenow", because there is already an emerging art market. In Paris, Watteau entered the Studio of another minor painter who wrote in the flow of market pictures: fair pictures on religious subjects cheap quality, similar to the splint. In the craft Watteau succeeded, and created a masterly picture in a hurry. At the...

Digital artist hüseyin şahin (Şahin Hüseyin) from Istanbul creates stunning digital paintings. It combines things that his imagination can only envy. Sometimes I get the impression that you are real, but at the same time, some parallel world. In his work shows that the level of photomanipulation moved to a new, awesome level. Creativity, imagination allow you to create fantastic and incredible landscapes that make you look at every detail and wonder the imagination of the Creator. Now it has over 200 thousand followers on instagram, publishes works under the name art.side. Read more...

The Exhibition, which opens March 8 at Tate Modern, has been dubbed blockbuster. Really, how many of you can remember the exhibitions devoted to a particular year in the life of the artist? In the works of Pablo Picasso this year was, and he posed in the title of the exhibition the "1932 — love, fame, tragedy." Tell you what the exhibits are gathered in the halls of the Tate Modern and what was notable in 1932 in the life and work of the Spanish artist. — "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" — said Picasso. And 1932 confirmed this statement of the artist. It was a stormy personal and creative life of one of the founders of cubism. In 1932, Picasso was torn between his wife Olga Khokhlova, with which by that time had already seriously...

Announcing the most anticipated exhibition projects, who have prepared the State Tretyakov gallery. Karl Brullov. Portraits from the private collection of St. Petersburg the Exhibition, which opens on 24 January 2018, will acquaint the Moscow public with the works of the famous artist, which will not see in permanent Museum displays. Eight works by Karl Briullov in different years, demonstrating the diversity of the portrait genre in his work: it is ceremonial and intimate image, group family portrait, equestrian "portrait walk", self-portraits. Read more...

She was Born Nadezhda Vinnichenko in Moscow. And craving for painting, the embodiment of his world on canvas or paper appeared in childhood. But life was very different. After graduating from high school, she received two higher educations: economic and psychological. Then long time worked in real estate, he held the position of Director of advertising for a small firm. But at some point in time, starting with interior design, I realized that creative activity is it is much closer. this is how it came to painting, and now it is her main occupation, occupying all her thoughts. Hope Vinnichenko very quickly he joined the Creative Union of artists of Russia. Her paintings for the period from 2012 to the present day exhibited in more than 100 exhibitions in...

Student years were a time of endless discoveries. Rasikh a lot of time spent in Leningrad, where he studied at Reperskom younger brother Ildar, he also frequently traveled to Moscow, eagerly incorporated the experience of the artistic environment of the two capitals, were lost in the museums and exhibitions. Passion gave way to one another. There was even a period when Rasikh was under the spell of the beautiful manners Semiradsky, which paradoxically led him to the Russian avant-garde. One morning in the Russian Museum, passing through the hall of painters to paintings of the master of academic painting, he made the discovery of Russian icons, for life saving admiration for her, as the vanguard of the early twentieth century — the work of Malevich...

Finishing College in the Department of theatre and decorative painting, Kamil Gubaidullin chooses a thesis play by Mikhail Bulgakov "don Quixote" (processing of a novel by Cervantes). The tension of this play, its sharp conflicts, he is more anxious to return to the image of don Quixote in his first graphic series. Under the sign of this series dedicated to the "knight of the sorrowful countenance", and is determined by the tone of many of his works. Social focus, and sometimes outright journalism appears in the works of those years. And along with that comes the understanding that in itself is a display of social injustice is not yet a work of art, no matter how topical was the subject. This problem remains current until the late 80s, when the appearance...

At this time, in the literary and theatrical world have caused a sensation written in excellent verse play by French poet and playwright Edmond Rostand "the Princess the Dream". Vrubel, who knew French and Latin languages, could not get involved in this fabulous knightly drama. He said that he would write on one wall is "Princess Dreams" as common to all of the artists vision of beauty. The antithesis of Western beauty and dreams on the opposite wall he devised "Mikula Selyaninovich" as an expression of power of the Russian Land, its invincible epic power. The size of the canvas Vrubel pleased - more than ten meters in height! Work was in full swing. But "outrageously decadent panel" immediately caused rumors in the industrial capital of the Empire...