Modern “Matisses” and “Van Goghs”. Followers of the traditions of the great post-impressionists

At the end of the 19th century, some artists ceased to be inspired by the principles of impressionism. They began to reject old dogmas and look for their own individual style. Then numerous directions and trends of painting began to take shape, which we know under the general concept of post-impressionism. And although they were all very different, they still had a lot in common. The Impressionists wanted to show an impression, a moment, while the Post-Impressionists wanted to show a long-term state, where everything was frozen out of time and space. They are not interested in nuances, in the paintings there is no perspective, no volume, the structure is conditional and flat. The colors are very bright, the details are mosaic. And there is always a symbolism, a hint or a reference to something. Because for post-impressionists the main thing is the internal state, their own memories and emotions, knowledge of the true essence of phenomena and things.
We offer you to look at the modern followers of the post-impressionists – no less bright and original, who also emotionally and subtly convey the essence of the world around them. […]

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“Monet” and “Renoirs” of our time. Modern followers of the traditions of the great impressionists

When we talk about impressionism, there is a strong association with Degas’s ballerinas and Claude Monet’s water lilies. And then the names of Sergei Schukin, Ivan and Mikhail Morozov, who collected the famous collection of French painting, pop up. At one time, the brothers were able to discern talent and perspectives in the works of unknown artists. Then the whole world recognized these names, and their paintings became priceless!
Modern artists are still inspired by the work of the old masters. And art collectors do not miss the opportunity to replenish their collection with paintings in the spirit of the French Impressionists.
We tried to throw a “bridge” from the distant 19th century to our time and show who they are – modern “mane” and “degas”, which, like the Morozov brothers, are collected by today’s collectors. […]

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Ilya Tabenkin and His Invented Language

Why is Ilya Tabenkin a revolutionary artist, a phenomenon of a special order in the visual arts? First of all, because there are new meanings in his work at different levels of perception. It is like the cultural layers of an ancient civilization: some of them are already clear to us, while others have yet […]

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Misak Cholokyan: landscape of space, or geography of substitutions

The pictorial variety of forms and their figurative interpretation are typical for Misak Chochokyan’s creative method. The construction of the model of the image, seemingly shapeless and chaotic in its structure, actually has a clear and verified scale of basic comprehension of a fine and slender construction. This construction is held together by barely perceptible […]

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Undervalued Art of Watercolor

Among the majority of collectors and art lovers, oil painting is the most in demand. Watercolors are not so popular, but they are no less important. Their cost is significantly lower, but this does not mean that the creation of such paintings takes less time and effort. Works made in watercolor technique were painted by […]

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A man doesn’t need much… At the very end of spring, the wonderful artist Misha Pivovarov was gone

At the very end of spring there was no great artist Misha Pivovarov. On the first day of summer we said goodbye to him… The short life of a man who could be read as an open book by his paintings written in this spring-summer flavor ended. A man doesn’t need much:                                                                                                Silence after […]

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Tapestry: a fresh look at the art of the Middle Ages

As far back as in ancient times complex and expensive wall carpets in production focused on wealth and status of their owner. Tapestry, or to be more precise, trellises, could only be afforded by wealthy people: merchants, professors of prestigious universities or higher ministers of the church. Today, however, the tapestry is much cheaper than […]

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