“Marriage takes away hope”: How artist Paula Moderson-Becker sought a balance between family and work
At the end of the 19th century, the inhabitants of the German village of Vorpsvede only said that they were talking about eccentric artists who lived there. Young men and…

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Funny winter paintings of the Dutchman Anton Peak, which will give a New Year mood
The anticipation of the New Year holidays, which in childhood always arose on its own, dulls over time among many of us. And if the New Year mood does not…

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Life after Picasso
64 years ago, on February 11, 1955, Olga Khokhlova passed away. The general public probably knows only about the ballerina from Nizhyn that she emigrated from the Russian Empire and…

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Adam Elsheimer is an artist who inspired the great Rembrandt and amazed modern astronomers.

The artist, whose name is consonant with the name of the famous German psychiatrist, was born several centuries earlier and gained, it would seem, much less popularity. But among the painters, Elsheimer appeared earlier and is now a very noticeable figure thanks to his distinctive manner, combining all the best from different art schools.

The beginning of creativity
Adam Elsheimer was born in 1578 in Frankfurt am Main, he was the eldest of ten children in a tailor’s family. The house in which the future artist grew up was located not far from the Dominican monastery church, where the so-called “Geller’s Altar” was painted by Albrecht Dürer by order of the merchant Jacob Geller. Continue reading

How did the fate of the beauties from which the famous portraits were painted

There is an opinion, absolutely not supported by statistics, about the unlucky fate of people posing for famous painting masterpieces. Fortunately, most often this is completely wrong, but sometimes life does present unexpected and sad surprises. In such cases, portraits become a memory that preserves the female beauty over the centuries, and a reminder of how fragile a person’s life is.

This incomparable woman, considered the first beauty of Florence, earned the nickname “beautiful” and “incomparable” during her lifetime. She served as a model for several great artists of the time. At 16, having become famous for her beauty, she married Marco Vespucci and thus became a relative of the famous navigator Amerigo Vespucci. Continue reading

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

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Farewell Masterpieces: Five unfinished paintings by famous artists
Leaving the life of a brilliant artist is always a big loss for art. Unfinished works become a symbol of all that the artist wanted to express, express, give to…

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Why the picture of John Millet “Christ in the parental home” caused a scandal and the beginning of a new direction in art
The picture in which Christ and his family were depicted as "ordinary people" caused a once-great resonance in English society. Many considered the excessive realism inappropriate and even "disgusting." But…

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How did the fate of the beauties from which the famous portraits were painted
There is an opinion, absolutely not supported by statistics, about the unlucky fate of people posing for famous painting masterpieces. Fortunately, most often this is completely wrong, but sometimes life…

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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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