"The Secret of Things" in the paintings of Rene Magritte, who wanted to "make everyday life less dreary"
“To make everyday life less dreary” - this was the task set by the Belgian artist Rene Magritte. His paintings do not just attract attention - they can inspire alarm,…

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Frightening mercy, drunk babies and flabby gods: Provocative antique stories on the canvases of the great Rubens
Rubens is a court painter and, at the same time, a rebel. He chooses the most provocative antique stories. In his house he organizes a real art manufactory. A talented…

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What happened to 10 famous paintings that were spoiled by vandals
Paintings of famous (and sometimes not very masters) sometimes have a magical effect on people. And it happens that this is not only admiration and enthusiasm, but extreme reactions. So,…

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Unpleasant Art: Diseases and Death in 19th-20th Century Paintings

Art does not always appeal to the beautiful and beautiful, sometimes from the depicted on the canvases it takes a rash because of the plots chosen by the author. For example, the British Wellcome Collection Museum deliberately collects various paintings that depict diseases, surgeries and other unpleasant things for the eye.

The first use of ether in dentistry, 1846. Posted by: Ernest Board.

“In the last twentieth century, mankind has managed to achieve the impossible and overcome hunger, epidemics and war. Now, for the first time in history, fewer people are dying of hunger from obesity. Diseases take less lives than old age. Violent deaths are less common than in accidents. These amazing achievements must be kept in mind when confronted with the ordeals of the 21st century, ”said the historian Yuval Noah Harari in his speech in Berlin. Continue reading

People-birds, beautiful ladies and the joy of life: 6 forgotten artists who will change the idea of Soviet painting
They worked in the harsh conditions of socialist realism, but paintings with farmers and tractors are not their style. Their paintings were crushed by bulldozers, not allowed to go to…

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What is the secret of Russian beauties in portraits of Konstantin Makovsky
Konstantin Makovsky was one of the most fashionable and, as they would say, “sought-after” artists of the 19th – early 20th centuries. Emperor Alexander II called him “my painter”, and…

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Twice a widower, a genius landscape painter, author of the most famous candy wrapper. Ivan Shishkin
The work of Ivan Shishkin is compared with the music of Tchaikovsky. Clear and powerful paintings radiate positive energy. His canvases flood in serene light. The artist gives the viewer…

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7 creative lives of the artist Ivan Bilibin, who painted truly terrible tales
Most ordinary people, living their lives, learn one profession and believe that this is quite enough. Creative individuals often work in several related fields. But only a few can boast…

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