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Australian surrealism
The history of surrealism in Australia until recently remains largely unexplored. The turning point came after a large-scale exhibition in 1993, organized by the National gallery of Australia, which was…

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The secrets of a modern painter
What is painting? No one will answer this question for you. This artist, all his life engaged in painting, this question will put to a standstill, make you think seriously.…

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Funeral blankets of the Peruvian Indians
Funeral bedspreads with symbolic images of faces. Cotton, wool, pigments, corn, applique, copper, tin. Chimu culture, 1100 - 1470 ad textiles of ancient Peruvian Indians of Chimu culture sometimes decorated…

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Art of the Dogon

The Dogon is a small group of peoples living in hard-to-reach areas in South-Eastern Mali. Who are these Dogon you can learn from the Internet, and we will introduce you quite a bit with their original art, with their carved sculptures. Of the sculpture of the Dogon are big enough. Usually more than half a meter in height. In this respect, you can not say about them “statuette”, but only “sculpture”. The way photos tell everything for themselves. Sitting couple. The late 18th and early 19th century. The Culture Of The Dogon. Mali. Wood, metal. 73 x 23 cm. The scale and complexity of this wooden sculpture led scientists to believe that it could be created for use at the funeral of influential persons. the Graphic composition is an eloquent statement that concerns the differences and complementarity of the role of men and women as partners. With refined elegance and a minimum of artistic elements, a man and a woman are depicted in a harmonious Union. Continue reading

Contemporary art in Lhasa (Tibet)

Not an artifact Western art museums and glossy publications often present Tibetan art as a collection of Buddhist statues, icons, antique carpets and antique furniture for various purposes. But the contemporary art of Tibet is only beginning to attract international attention. It is time to reconsider our narrow perception of Tibetan art and culture, but this reassessment has only begun to take place among a small group of scientists and has not yet touched upon General concepts. The outdated view that “Tibetan” is directly related to the mystical is particularly stable in the art world. This conservative position is reinforced by the illusion that Tibetan traditions are lost by the Tibetans themselves in connection with the occupation of China, that Tibetans have one old thing with memories, and therefore all the “real” Tibetan should be ancient, and all the new is considered to be not related to Tibet. And new just not taken seriously. In the Western world of art, the word “Tibetan” is directly associated with traditional Buddhist thangkas, statues or antique furniture or carpets. Continue reading

Chinese lacquer box. A carving on the nail.

The lacquer, made from the resin of the Rhus verniciflua family of trees growing in East Asia, is an amazing material. When it is only removed from the tree, it is white or light gray, and has the consistency of molasses. Under the influence of oxygen and moisture varnish polymerizes and becomes like plastic, which is resistant to water, some acids, which makes it an ideal protective coating for wood products, and sometimes metal. This varnish was produced at least in the 6th century BC in China to cover vessels, boxes and other containers. When mixed with pigments, especially red cinnabar and black coal, the varnish was also used for painting. Historical data show that Chinese lacquer was imported to the region near Samarkand in the 12th century, in Japan he was in 14th. Lacquer and lacquer box served as a diplomatic gift was the luxury goods trade. Continue reading

Miniatures of Buddhist manuscripts

Most Indian religious texts were written on palm leaves. Such a modest species books, simultaneously fragile and resilient, have served for more two thousands of years as. It is on the palm leaves that some of the earliest paintings of miniatures are preserved. The traditional Indian manuscript consists of several unrelated sheets of Palmyra fan palm. The text was written directly on the sheet. In Northern and Eastern India, it was customary to write on a sheet of ink using a reed pen or brush. Sometimes the edges of the sheet were made of holes, through which passed a cord, and thus the sheets of the manuscript were fastened in the book. A cover for the book served as two boards, which are connected by the same cord. Then the book was wrapped in cloth and stored in the temple library. Not on all sheets, but on very many there is miniatures. Continue reading

Russian nested doll

Russian nesting doll is originally and by definition a child’s toy. Who first came up with the idea to paint wood or clay products is unknown, but definitely a good idea and interesting. Today we will talk about the features of painting Russian dolls. First, a little self-promotion! Our artist takes orders for hand-painted dolls on photos and classic. Please read the “Author’s nesting dolls with portraits from photographs” and “the Author’s Russian doll”. Types of painting of dolls are only six and they are called by the met of the origin of this folk craft: Semenovskaya, Vyatka, Sergiev Posad, Tver, polkhovskaya, krutetskaya. All types of dolls combine multiple features. First, the product is always portrayed people and preimushestvo girls. Continue reading

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Art of creativity: what and why
The concept of arts and crafts has in his writing the term "art". It is in itself, on the basis of its value, raises more handmade products to the special…

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Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese art
The totality of aesthetic achievements and "exotic", at first glance, the beauty of works of Tibetan and Nepalese art come from a common and the oldest cultural, philosophical and religious…

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Chinese lacquer box. A carving on the nail.
The lacquer, made from the resin of the Rhus verniciflua family of trees growing in East Asia, is an amazing material. When it is only removed from the tree, it…

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Raster clipart
It so happened that the art culture of the Amateur and professional creativity of the designer is not complete without a personal collection of images - bitmaps or vector clip…

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