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Konstantin Lupanov Almost everything that I know about myself I have learnt from others. I consider communication and socializing to be the goal of my creative activity. It is my way of communication, and people understand me and do not get angry with me. In order to smoothen things down for myself, I picture them – i.e. people.
Konstantin Lupanov
Almost everything that I know about myself I have learnt from others. I consider communication and socializing to be the goal of my creative activity. It is my way of communication, and people understand me and do not get angry with me. In order to smoothen things down for myself, I picture them – i.e. people. 
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Yuri German Yuri German is a creative pseudonym of two artists – Sergey Gerasimov and Yuri Bakhrushev. Twice bigger amount of time, mastery, emotions, and energy is devoted to each piece of art.
Yuri German
Yuri German is a creative pseudonym of two artists – Sergey Gerasimov and Yuri Bakhrushev. Twice bigger amount of time, mastery, emotions, and energy is devoted to each piece of art. 
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Mikhail Kaban-Petrov I would just like to point out that painting in its contemporary sense is not a decoration of walls, but a visual code of time, a code of spiritual degree of time or of its absence.
Mikhail Kaban-Petrov
I would just like to point out that painting in its contemporary sense is not a decoration of walls, but a visual code of time, a code of spiritual degree of time or of its absence.
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Sergey Bryukhanov As far back as I can remember, and presently as well, I am living and working having a sensation that the Most Important is about to open up…
Sergey Bryukhanov
As far back as I can remember, and presently as well, I am living and working having a sensation that the Most Important is about to open up…
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Taras Levko For me, sculpture is a woman, an eternal source of inspiration with her flowing silhouette; it’s a man with his inner vulnerability, hiding under a mask of outward force and roughness; it is something mysterious that surrounds us in everyday life…
Taras Levko
For me, sculpture is a woman, an eternal source of inspiration with her flowing silhouette; it’s a man with his inner vulnerability, hiding under a mask of outward force and roughness; it is something mysterious that surrounds us in everyday life...
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Evgeniy Kravtsov Evgeniy Kravtsov focuses on graphic quality and on texture of the subject. His all-time-favourite genre of art is still-life, in which he painstakingly works on texture, shape and dimensions of items.
Evgeniy Kravtsov
Evgeniy Kravtsov focuses on graphic quality and on texture of the subject. His all-time-favourite genre of art is still-life, in which he painstakingly works on texture, shape and dimensions of items.
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Andrey Chernyaev Put my paintings next to copies (or originals if you have such an opportunity) of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Gauguin, etc and keep an eye on this neighbourhood for several days. Should there be incompatibility in it – I am nonentity, pretender and a con artist. Should there be creative unity, I am nonentity designated to the labor of art.
Andrey Chernyaev
Put my paintings next to copies (or originals if you have such an opportunity) of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Gauguin, etc and keep an eye on this neighbourhood for several days. Should there be incompatibility in it – I am nonentity, pretender and a con artist. Should there be creative unity, I am nonentity designated to the labor of art.
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Evgeni Zaremba For me, learning of the world, its structure, its interaction between the environment and the human being as a part of it, has always been a priority in the work.
Evgeni Zaremba
For me, learning of the world, its structure, its interaction between the environment and the human being as a part of it, has always been a priority in the work.
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Arthur Yang Knowledge of the world through the word is literature. Through experience is science. Gastronomes perceive the world through taste. The great Noses perceive it through smell, musicians – through sound and rhythm.
Abstract painting describes visual experiences, inexplicable by means of familiar images or words.
We all learn the planes of reality through our own instruments. And perceiving them, we create new ones!
Arthur Yang
Knowledge of the world through the word is literature. Through experience is science. Gastronomes perceive the world through taste. The great Noses perceive it through smell, musicians – through sound and rhythm.
Abstract painting describes visual experiences, inexplicable by means of familiar images or words.
We all learn the planes of reality through our own instruments. And perceiving them, we create new ones!
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Alexander Gerasimov For me, the decisive point to become an artist was the fact that the painter does not have to get up early in the morning to go to work; he has whole lot of money just twiddling his thumbs; he relaxes throughout the whole year in residences... And then, easily accessible naked women are always beside him. Over the years, I realised that it is not so. But it was too late to change something.
Alexander Gerasimov
For me, the decisive point to become an artist was the fact that the painter does not have to get up early in the morning to go to work; he has whole lot of money just twiddling his thumbs; he relaxes throughout the whole year in residences... And then, easily accessible naked women are always beside him. Over the years, I realised that it is not so. But it was too late to change something.
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Alexander Vinogradov Since 1994, he worked in tandem with Vladimir Dubossarsky. According to the critic Victor Misiano, the project “Vinogradov–Dubossarsky” was perhaps the most relevant in the context of Russian artistic life in the 1990s. Having given up the "arts without quality" Vinogradov is coming back today to working with colour and shape.
Alexander Vinogradov
Since 1994, he worked in tandem with Vladimir Dubossarsky. According to the critic Victor Misiano, the project “Vinogradov–Dubossarsky” was perhaps the most relevant in the context of Russian artistic life in the 1990s. Having given up the "arts without quality" Vinogradov is coming back today to working with colour and shape.
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Mihail Chemiakin He feels much affinity with the culture of carnival, with a blend of games, with laughter and absolute seriousness. The artist proved himself clearly not only in pictorial art, but also in graphic arts, sculpture and scenic painting. It is difficult to characterise his work in a single sentence. As noted by the poet Konstantin Kuzminsky: “You cannot speak objectively about him…”
Mihail Chemiakin
He feels much affinity with the culture of carnival, with a blend of games, with laughter and absolute seriousness. The artist proved himself clearly not only in pictorial art, but also in graphic arts, sculpture and scenic painting. It is difficult to characterise his work in a single sentence. As noted by the poet Konstantin Kuzminsky: “You cannot speak objectively about him…”
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Vladimir Andreenkov The greater part of Vladimir Andreenkov’s works is related to the aesthetics of constructivism, the ideas of Russian avant-garde still serve as a source of creative freedom for him. His “geometric” works are characterised by distinct elastic plasticity, rhythm, often defined by a diagonal, and colour density.
Vladimir Andreenkov
The greater part of Vladimir Andreenkov’s works is related to the aesthetics of constructivism; the ideas of Russian avant-garde still serve as a source of creative freedom for him. His “geometric” works are characterised by distinct elastic plasticity, rhythm, often defined by a diagonal, and colour density.
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Oscar Rabine According to Vladimir Nemukhin, in the 1960s Oscar Rabin was “the most programmatic and conceptual of all the masters of the underground”. Yet, the concept invariably merges with the sublime picturesque culture in his paintings. According to the French art historian Nicole Lamothe, the art of Rabin, “carries not only a powerful emotional charge, but also a sensually vivid perception”, which has acquired new overtones in the years of exile.
Oscar Rabine
According to Vladimir Nemukhin, in the 1960s Oscar Rabin was “the most programmatic and conceptual of all the masters of the underground”. Yet, the concept invariably merges with the sublime picturesque culture in his paintings. According to the French art historian Nicole Lamothe, the art of Rabin, “carries not only a powerful emotional charge, but also a sensually vivid perception”, which has acquired new overtones in the years of exile.
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Camille Pissarro Pissarro was about 10 years older than the other impressionist painters. Inspired by the picturesque search for Claude Monet, he contributed to the formation of impressionism: he influenced the great Cézanne and Seurat, although he subsequently benefited from their work.
Camille Pissarro
Pissarro was about 10 years older than the other impressionist painters. Inspired by the picturesque search for Claude Monet, he contributed to the formation of impressionism: he influenced the great Cézanne and Seurat, although he subsequently benefited from their work.
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Chaim Soutine One of the most prominent expressionists in European painting Chaim Soutine was born in the Russian Empire, but represents the international school of Paris in its blossom period. He did not become a hero of legends as Amedeo Modigliani, who was his closest friend, neither did he seek to make a revolution in art, but he worked in such a distinctive way that the painting of the XX century is unimaginable without his heritage.
Chaim Soutine
One of the most prominent expressionists in European painting Chaim Soutine was born in the Russian Empire, but represents the international school of Paris in its blossom period. He did not become a hero of legends as Amedeo Modigliani, who was his closest friend, neither did he seek to make a revolution in art, but he worked in such a distinctive way that the painting of the XX century is unimaginable without his heritage.
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Wassily Kandinsky Throughout his long life, Kandinsky was a citizen of three countries: he was born in Russia, then moved to Germany, and at the end of his life he moved to France. The founder of abstract art, Kandinsky was one of the key figures of art of the XX century.
Wassily Kandinsky
Throughout his long life, Kandinsky was a citizen of three countries: he was born in Russia, then moved to Germany, and at the end of his life he moved to France. The founder of abstract art, Kandinsky was one of the key figures of art of the XX century.
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Andrey Remnev Painting is what solaces, empowers people to understand their dears and even those who are rather distant to them. Looking back, I understand that it is the unity of craft and creative activity that I have been always searching for.
Andrey Remnev
Painting is what solaces, empowers people to understand their dears and even those who are rather distant to them. Looking back, I understand that it is the unity of craft and creative activity that I have been always searching for.
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Nikolay Chiryatiev In my creative activity I reflect my life and the world which is continuously changing. It is the sense of eternity that I’m trying to carry to the spectator by depicting fabric, energy and space.
Nikolay Chiryatiev
In my creative activity I reflect my life and the world which is continuously changing. It is the sense of eternity that I’m trying to carry to the spectator by depicting fabric, energy and space.
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Andrey Ketiladze The main and essential thing in my life is Art, and everything else goes afterwards.
Andrey Ketiladze
The main and essential thing in my life is Art, and everything else goes afterwards.
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Vadim Chazov When making studies in Technical University, I have happened to come to Italy. This short trip has entirely turned my consciousness upside down. I have passed through a real culture shock and came back a completely different person.
Vadim Chazov
When making studies in Technical University, I have happened to come to Italy. This short trip has entirely turned my consciousness upside down. I have passed through a real culture shock and came back a completely different person.
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Ivan Gavris Belarusian painter, graphic artist, pedagogue and public figure. At the Vitebsk Art school, he studied the system of futurism, cubism, and suprematism, was a member of the UNOVIS creative committee.
Ivan Gavris
Belarusian painter, graphic artist, pedagogue and public figure. At the Vitebsk Art school, he studied the system of futurism, cubism, and suprematism, was a member of the UNOVIS creative committee.
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Victor Ufimtsev In the creative work of Victor Ufimtsev is a clear tendency to orientalism, his life and work were closely linked with Uzbekistan. In his works, the conditional artistic language and brevity successfully infused with the decorative of color. The artist often appealed to the technique of collage using paper, fabric, rug and reed.
Victor Ufimtsev
In the creative work of Victor Ufimtsev is a clear tendency to orientalism, his life and work were closely linked with Uzbekistan. In his works, the conditional artistic language and brevity successfully infused with the decorative of color. The artist often appealed to the technique of collage using paper, fabric, rug and reed.
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Michael Shvartsman Mikhail Shvartsman called his works "hieratures". In the religious-philosophical concept of hieratism, according to Shvartsman, every person, dying, leaves an iconic trace of himself in the coffin. The lived way is imprinted on his face, and before the death this is no longer just a face, but a "representation of face".
 
Michael Shvartsman
Mikhail Shvartsman called his works "hieratures". In the religious-philosophical concept of hieratism, according to Shvartsman, every person, dying, leaves an iconic trace of himself in the coffin. The lived way is imprinted on his face, and before the death this is no longer just a face, but a "representation of face".
 
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Igor Shirshkov In visual art - abstract art, and in architecture -  architectural abstraction, this is an expression of the structure in its purest form. Dropped all the excess, we see shapes, lines, textures, color and all other elements of formal composition, organizing the structure of space.
Igor Shirshkov
In visual art - abstract art, and in architecture -  architectural abstraction, this is an expression of the structure in its purest form. Dropped all the excess, we see shapes, lines, textures, color and all other elements of formal composition, organizing the structure of space.
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Francesco Fontebasso Francesco Fontebasso (1707 — 1769, Venice) was an apprentice of Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Batista Tiepolo. He was the most famous and sought-after artist after Tiepolo, thanks to his murals of churches, palaces and villas in Italy and Europe.
Francesco Fontebasso
Francesco Fontebasso (1707 — 1769, Venice) was an apprentice of Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Batista Tiepolo. He was the most famous and sought-after artist after Tiepolo, thanks to his murals of churches, palaces and villas in Italy and Europe.
In full maturity he was sent by Empress Catherine II to St. Petersburg (1761-1762). He worked in the Tsar's Palace (the works were destroyed in 1783) and in the Winter Palace, drawing among others the coronation of Catherine II.
Francesco Fontebasso was a member of the Venice Academy of Arts in 1755, and then he became its President in 1768.
Being a significant artist, Fontebasseau had a clear position "with an individual taste of composition, crystal style, and his inherent porcelain corpulence" (Precerutti Galberi), so that helped Pietro Zampetti to characterize him as "almost an intermediary between Sebastiano Ricci and Giambatista Tiepolo."
As Giambattista Tiepolo, Fontebasso was also an artist of antique scenes: his famous works are "The Renaissance of Scipio", "Zenobia and Aurelian", "Antonio and Cleopatra", "Alessandro and Rossana".
Fontebasso often depicted themes of secular banquets and religious dinners, maintaining the same motive as Tiepolo, emphasizing the theatrical perspective in classical architectural backgrounds. The figures are defined and characterized by a stillness of look and poses, as if they were portrayed at the time of the lifting the curtains.
 
 
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Bernardo Bellotto Bernardo Francesco Paulo Ernesto Bellotto (1721 – 1780) was an Italian painter, master of the urban landscape, the apprentice and nephew of Canaletto. The most famous works of Bernardo Bellotto are realistic views of Central European cities, mostly Dresden, Vienna and Warsaw. He borrowed his uncle’s name – Canaletto.
 
Bernardo Bellotto
Bernardo Francesco Paulo Ernesto Bellotto (1721 – 1780) was an Italian painter, master of the urban landscape, the apprentice and nephew of Canaletto. The most famous works of Bernardo Bellotto are realistic views of Central European cities, mostly Dresden, Vienna and Warsaw. He borrowed his uncle’s name – Canaletto.
He was the master of veduta – a highly detailed architectural vista; He painted with silver colors and somewhat dry in terms of drawing views of Venice, Dresden, Warsaw, and other cities: “View of Turin” (about 1745), “Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Above the Augustus Bridge” (1748), “The Fortress of Königstein” (1764), “View of Verona with the Ponte delle Navi” (about 1770), “View of Warsaw” (1779).
Bellotto also created paintings on historical themes: “Coronation of Stanislaw August”, “Entry of Jerzy Ossolinski into Rome in 1633”. His paintings can be found in the Royal castle and the National Museum.
Between 1747 and the first months of 1753, Bellotto painted fourteen large panoramic views of Dresden, and between 1753 and 1756 – eleven views of the suburbs of Pirna. These twenty-five paintings are among the most remarkable works of the artist. In these paintings Bellotto developed a completely original style, which could never be confused with his uncle’s. Bellotto painted the views of Dresden For August III, then made engravings after these paintings, and later (starting in 1753) painted the views of small Saxon town of Pirna located near Dresden on the Elbe, with the XIII century Sonnenstein Castle. He duplicated all the paintings of the Royal series (Dresden Art gallery) for his patron Bruhl; after Bruhl’s death they were purchased for the Hermitage. A series of 15 paintings was purchased by Catherine II in 1768. Today, 10 paintings are presented in the State Hermitage collection.
In 1766, Bellotto left Dresden with the intention to go to St. Petersburg and work for the Empress of Russia Catherine II. By the end of January 1767, he arrived in Warsaw and was immediately offered a job at the court of the king of Poland Stanislaw II August Poniatowski. In 1768 he was appointed court painter and spent the last fourteen years of his life working for the king in comparative comfort and safety.
Bellotto traveled a lot. He was in Dresden. He worked in Vienna, in Munich, he lived in Warsaw and worked for Stanislaw Poniatowski. (It is interesting to note that the historical centre of Warsaw, 90% destroyed during the Second World War, was restored according to his vedute). The artist captured numerous views of European cities. This way he spread the genre of veduta over the whole Europe.
The artist died in Warsaw on 17 November 1780 at the age of 58.
 
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Antonio Allegri da Correggio Antonio da Correggio (1489 — 1534), real name Antonio Allegri is an Italian painter of the High Renaissance. It is believed that painting his works Correggio was deeply influenced by such famous artists as Andrea Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. He worked in Parma and Correggio.

 
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Antonio da Correggio (1489 — 1534), real name Antonio Allegri is an Italian painter of the High Renaissance.
It is believed that painting his works Correggio was deeply influenced by such famous artists as Andrea Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. He worked in Parma and Correggio.
The art of Correggio is dominated by soft and delicate images, full of simplicity, lovely shyness, and inner light.
“…Oh why hadn’t this wonderful nature
Ever showed me Correggio’s works?
So restless passion would not ever cast me
Among Parnassian folks…”
A. S. Pushkin
"The opportunity to study Correggio’s painting gave me the joy of discovering a valuable and unknown work of him. You could call it "Spinsters’ Rest", but even better to say: "Bucolic Carmen", as the real story of this composition is perfectly organized in a small size – this is a very vague, sweet, slightly melancholic feeling of the pastoral and village poetry that expands by gentle breathing over this space; this is the source of the high and fresh inspiration, which has its perfect analogue in Virgil poems.
So I consider this masterpiece as a little jewel, this Correggio’s painting is among his other earliest works closer to the 1512 — 1513, in the time of visions and expressions of a very personal and particularly happy inspiration". Luigi Coletti


 
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Tiepolo Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696, Venice — March 27, 1770, Madrid) is the greatest artist of the Italian Rococo, a master of frescoes and engravings, the last great representative of the Venetian school.
 
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696, Venice — March 27, 1770, Madrid) is the greatest artist of the Italian Rococo, a master of frescoes and engravings, the last great representative of the Venetian school.
In his work Tiepolo goes beyond pure style. Baroque, as, indeed, Rococo, is a game with illusory space and shapes in it; it is a game with light, color and various compositional techniques. This is an attempt to open a window into another world — a world of endless celebration, motion, painless and free existence in the mythical space of the Golden Age. It is the world that badly tries to break away from down-to-earth reality and escape into a whirlwind of exquisite images, colors and everything that one could imagine.
The color spectrum of Tiepolo’s mature works is based on the game of space, light and halftones. Ultimate lightness and luminosity of his compositions, depicted in the typical Rococo colors, are mixed. However, with quite realistic and academically precise painting of figures and even the sky (background), the color mixing adds to this initial decorative plafond painting the features of a tangible subject beginning — in lighting effects, perspective, and composition that elevate the overall impression of his works to a whole new level of perception. "This mixture of realism with something incredible and fabulous, once again, is Tiepolo’s main feature, his distinguishing feature" (A. Benois).
"...The last true genius of Italian painting... His contribution is so incommensurable with all that surrounded him, as Leonardo and Michelangelo, or as Titian and Tintoretto, or Rubens and Rembrandt" Alexander Benois
 
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Francesco Guardi Francesco Lazzaro Guardi was an Italian artist and a distinguished representative of the Venetian school of vedutisti.
 
Francesco Guardi
Francesco Lazzaro Guardi was an Italian artist and a distinguished representative of the Venetian school of vedutisti.
 
Having been recognized only in the era of impressionism, Guardi stood in the shadow of famous masters of the Venetian veduta such as Antonio Canal, called Canaletto and his nephew Bernardo Bellotto, who borrowed his name. However, Guardi was an artist who worked not only on cityscapes, but also on easel paintings, and much of his work is valuable. He is considered to be one of the last representatives of the classic Venetian school of painting.
 
The style of Francesco Guardi is multi-figured and multi-colored harmonious compositions, painted with tremendous skill and accuracy of detail. It is through the artist’s meticulous attention to detail that we are able to get familiar with the smallest details of everyday life of Venice of that period, which has not been preserved to the present day. In this regard, every Guardi’s painting is a full-fledged historical document, which apart from the undoubted artistic merits contains properties of as a sort of “time machine”. Looking at the paintings by Guardi is almost equivalent to being in the period of time that remained “preserved” only in his works.
 
The master’s later years of creativity brought a lot more realism and artistic skill to his canvases, in terms of reflection of space and various states of nature. His representation of sea and water is gorgeous; they look as though they are alive and moving; it feels like is possible to catch the sound of waves. In their quality and perception of the world, these paintings are much closer to the works of artists of the following century.
That is why Guardi’s paintings were greatly appreciated in the later centuries, where they looked more modern than in his own era. Thus the artist was not only able to capture the fleeting time, but even to stay ahead of it.
 
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Abraham Brueghel Abraham Bruegel (1631 — 1697) is an Italian Baroque painter, Flemish by birth, a master of still lifes.
Abraham Brueghel
Abraham Bruegel (1631 — 1697) is an Italian Baroque painter, Flemish by birth, a master of still lifes.
On his long way to an artist career, he began to paint in the studio of his father Jan Bruegel Jr.
At the age of 23, he already became a member of the Antwerp Art Guild. In 1656 he left for Italy, where he lived until the end of his days. He worked in Rome, Messina and Naples.
Abraham Bruegel is considered to be one of the best Naples artists.

"Still Life with Fruit, Flowers and a Parrot", canvas, oil, cm 64 x 80, is the original work of Abraham Brueghel (Antwerp 1631 - Naples 1697).
In his works we can easily recognize the great attention to the magnificent composition associated with the saturation of color, and the thickness of the paint he liked to illustrate objects with. A painstaking creation of small details is amazing. Deeply involved into the creation of still lifes, Abraham Bruegel succeeded to become a true example of a mastery for all the painters in this genre.
Stylistic features of the painting "Still Life with Fruit, Flowers and a Parrot" date back approximately to 1670, when he became a member of the "Academy of St. Luke." It was already a mature period of his creativity, when he finally was able to create bright and rich atmosphere in his works and mastered the perfect composition.
 
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The Utrecht Caravaggio Utrecht, one of the northern cities of the Netherlands, which did not accept religious innovation in the form of Protestantism, remained under the control of the Catholic Vatican. Therefore, Utrecht artists were strongly influenced by Italian art.
The Utrecht Caravaggio
Utrecht, one of the northern cities of the Netherlands, which did not accept religious innovation in the form of Protestantism, remained under the control of the Catholic Vatican. Therefore, Utrecht artists were strongly influenced by Italian art. For example, the Dutch artist Henrik Terbruggen was personally acquainted with Caravaggio and his works. Besides, Terbruggen was his great admirer and follower.
Michelangelo and Caravaggio had a great impact on the art of many European countries with their work. The artists in Utrecht adopted free composition, large-scale figures of characters, depicted as from a simple life without pathos; sliding contrasting light and other innovations.
The Utrecht Caravaggists used for their scenes simple and easily understandable themes: card and dice games, concerts at home, meals, but with a more optimistic and cheerful mood, not with a dramatic implication, as it was in Italy. When we speak about The Utrecht Caravagists, we mention such famous artists as Gerrit van Hoonthorst, Dirk van Baburen, Hendrik Terryruggen, Jan van Baylert and Jan van Gerrits Bronhorst.

"... This picture reflects the features of Flemish art, namely the use of oil paints that makes possible depicting the nuances and transitions of tones on each other, creating a veiling effect, which in this case makes the picture bright and glossy, allowing the painter to show various surface textures, and even the smallest details. This is also clear in the details of the representation of reality and, moreover, it highlights the taste of Mannerism, as it can be seen in the accuracy of the objects and lace on the shirt. Even in portraits we feel the typical Flemish character; these portraits are not front-line, but rotated by three-fourths, so that means they are turned to the right or to the left with a gaze directed into the void... " From preliminary attribution. 


 
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Alessandro Bonvicino del Moretto Alessandro Bonvicino, nicknamed and known as Moretto (between 1490 and 1498, Brescia — December 22, 1554, Brescia) is Italian artist of the High Renaissance. He worked in Brescia, Padua and Venice. The teachers of the artist were Vincenzo Foppa and Fioravante Ferramola, and experts also mention Titian, Jacopo Palma and Girolamo Romanino among his mentors.
Alessandro Bonvicino del Moretto
Alessandro Bonvicino, nicknamed and known as Moretto (between 1490 and 1498, Brescia — December 22, 1554, Brescia) is Italian artist of the High Renaissance. He worked in Brescia, Padua and Venice.
The teachers of the artist were Vincenzo Foppa and Fioravante Ferramola, and experts also mention Titian, Jacopo Palma and Girolamo Romanino among his mentors.
The work of Alexander Bonvichino “Portrait of the Architect” illustrates a man sitting motionless at a table where we see measuring instruments and finished plan of a luxurious lodge.
In this motionless pose, the figure looks like it is stretched with a leaden thread, and the architect seems to us distressed with complexities of the problem and fully concentrated on his own reflections. His face is refined and strain in every line.
This severity of presentation corresponds to the magnificent color, typical for Moretto; the figure appears before us in leaden clothing on a matte-green background.
 
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Tiziano Vecellio Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 – 1576, Venice) was an Italian painter and the most important member of the Venetian school in the era of High and Late Renaissance.
 
Tiziano Vecellio
Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 – 1576, Venice) was an Italian painter and the most important member of the Venetian school in the era of High and Late Renaissance.
Thus Titian, who has decorated Venice, or rather all of Italy and other parts of the world, with superb paintings, deserves to be loved and respected by all artisans and in many ways to be admired and imitated, like those other artisans who have produced and still are producing works worthy of boundless praise, which will endure as long as the memory of illustrious men. Although a large number of artisans studied with Titian, not many of them can truly be called his followers, for he did not teach much, but each one of them learned more or less, according to what they knew how to take from the works Titian executed.”
Giorgio Vasari, 16th century
 
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Giannicola di Paolo Manni Giannicola di Paolo Manni, who was an apprentice and intellectual follower of Perugino. His manners are manifested in the color scheme and in the restless movement of accurate folds and hair, which show the master of a new (next) generation.
Giannicola di Paolo Manni
Written on the Madonna's dress:
"CVOR. VR O AVE.GR. "
This means:
Health. The Mother of God. Ave Maria. Gracia Plena (attributed to the Virgin)

Giannicola Manni di Paolo was an apprentice of Pietro Perugino, but was also influenced by Raphael.
Pietro Perugino (about 1446 / 52 — 1523) had several followers:
- Giannicola Manni di Paolo (1460 —1544)
- Raphael (1483-1520)
- Eusebio da San Giorgio (1470 — 1550)
- Mariano di Esterio or d'Esterio (1470 — 1527 or 1547)
- Giovanni di Pietro (died in 1529)
- Pompeo Kokki (died after 1552)

"As I said earlier at our meeting, your round picture "Worshiping the Infant Christ" (dia. 90 cm.) belongs directly to the Perugia culture. I believe that there are stylistic characteristics of Giannicola di Paolo Manni, who was an apprentice and intellectual follower of Perugino. His manners are manifested in the color scheme and in the restless movement of accurate folds and hair, which show the master of a new (next) generation that had already been using the technique of the XVI century."
From the correspondence of Mina Gregory and Oscar Bussandri.
 
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Rosalba Giovanna Carriera Rosalba Carriera (1675 - 1757) is an Italian painter and miniaturist, one of the main representatives of the Rococo style in art of Italy and France.
 
Rosalba Giovanna Carriera
Rosalba Carriera (1675 - 1757) is an Italian painter and miniaturist, one of the main representatives of the Rococo style in art of Italy and France.
Being a Venetian artist, Rosalba Carriera was elected as a member of the “French Royal Academy of Painting". Her art was admired by many European monarchs, as they ordered portraits for themselves. Among the admirers were The Saxon Elector Friedrich August, who later became the King of Poland, Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg and Frederick IV of Denmark. Rosalba Carriera also painted the portrait for Pierre Crozat who was one of the richest men in France.
She also gave painting lessons to the members of Royal families. Among her students was the daughter of the Emperor, who is better known as the French Empress Maria Theresa.
Rosalba Carriera was acquainted with many famous artists of that time, such as François de Troy, Nicolas de Largillière and Antoine Watteau.
When people speak about Rosalba Carriera they usually mention her as a woman-artist (which is quite rare), who was incredibly popular at the time.

"Half-figure of a young girl with the face turned to the right-side, thus showing it in three quarters, barely delineated with a smile and chest close to the light, partially covered with a blouse falling down, and flowers in her hair, is Rosalba Carriera’s masterpiece. It is a rare oil painting with that delicacy and ease the artist experimented in pastel technique.
The typological and stylistic details confirm that this work was painted by Rosalba Carriera, the representative of a charming Rococo spirit".
Rudolfo Palluconi
 
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School of Giovanni Bellini Giovanni Bellini (1430/33 — 1516) is an Italian painter, representative of the Venetian painting school of the Renaissance.
The artist was widely known for his excellent ability to use oil paints, through which he was able to transmit all the variety of light and color. Bellini featured an impeccable knowledge of the details of the landscape and scenery.
School of Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini (1430/33 — 1516) is an Italian painter, representative of the Venetian painting school of the Renaissance.
The artist was widely known for his excellent ability to use oil paints, through which he was able to transmit all the variety of light and color. Bellini featured an impeccable knowledge of the details of the landscape and scenery. His best works were breathtakingly vivid altars and portraits: the altar of San Jobbe, the portrait of the Doge Leonardo Loredano, "The Madonna and the Child and the Six Saints" and others.
Bellini lived a long life, and his work was characterized by extraordinary flexibility: for 60 years of his career, he managed to catch new trends and ideas in painting, adopted them, but at the same time remained true to his own style.
After his "Golden Age of Venice painting", Giovanni Bellini got new followers — Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Veronese.
 
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Olga Lomaka The project Olga Lomaka, intriguingly titled Pink Magic, is a series of works that contain elements of installation and sculpture. The idea of the project is based on the interplay of three-dimensional space and the illusion of flatness created through a certain monotony of designs, each with a deliberately made almond-shaped hole in their midst and a contrasting colour or pattern within.
Olga Lomaka
Pop Art project Pink Magic by the Russian London-based artist Olga Lomaka dedicated to the exploration of space and existential problems in creative environment and social sphere.
This series of installations is the first Lomaka’s project in such style:  artist installs sculpture elements in canvas-covered constructions transferring her images from the flatness of painting to three-dimensional environment. 
Configuration and content analysed and developed. In Pink Magic project is no standard solutions, it is based on contrasting colour, the design of special constructions which create the illusion of flatness.
 
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Katya Borodulkina A dream and a great desire to learn how to draw, and to be an artist gave an incredible result in the difficult life of one small but powerful girl. With the complex medical diagnosis and special physical characteristics, Katya can draw only in a recumbent position, seeing her pictures in a highly distorted perspective.
Katya Borodulkina
A dream and a great desire to learn how to draw, and to be an artist gave an incredible result in the difficult life of one small but powerful girl. With the complex medical diagnosis and special physical characteristics, Katya can draw only in a recumbent position, seeing her pictures in a highly distorted perspective. However, how correctly this young talent copes with the creative tasks, like real artists.
The main sources of inspiration for Katya are nature, wild life, and her family. Each Katya’s work has its own history of creation.
Our charity project has an important purpose – to fulfill Katya's cherished dream about her professional future.
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Alexander Kupalyan "Painting is a chance to be happy"
Alexander Kupalyan
"Painting is a chance to be happy"
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