Oksana Kopenkina

The Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio. Secrets of the Masterpiece.

Before us are the body of Christ and five figures. His body from the side of the head is kept by St. John, the youngest disciple of Christ. From the side of legs, Nicodemus holds him. He was a resident of Judea and secret disciple of Christ. In a dark blue robe – St. Mary. …

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Lion Hunt by Rubens. Emotions, Dynamics and Luxury “in one Bottle”

How to combine chaos with harmony? How to make mortal danger beautiful? How to depict movement on a fixed canvas? Peter Paul Rubens knew how to do it all masterly. And all these seemingly incompatible things we see in his painting “Lion Hunt”. The Lion Hunt and Baroque If you love baroque, then most likely …

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The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio. The most Unusual Painting of the Master

The Calling of St. Matthew is one of Caravaggio’s most unusual paintings. It made a sensation among contemporaries of the master. Even now, it seems extraordinary. Christ is not at the center. On the contrary – in the very corner of the picture. In the shadow. And almost completely hidden by another figure! But we …

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Outstanding Spanish Artists: from El Greco till Goya

Spain can be proud of brilliant artists. But if they were not in this country, no one would have been surprised. After all, Spain was conservative at almost all times. And innovators rarely manifest themselves in an environment where there is little freedom for dissent. Therefore, I was always amazed how these artists managed to …

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Styles in Painting: From Renaissance to Impressionism

Baroque, Rococo, Classicism … These are all styles in painting. Some existed in a particular era. Then just look at the date of creation of the picture and understand what style it is. But many intersected in time: one style is still in fashion, and the other is already stepping on its heels. In this …

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7 Most Famous Artists. From Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent Van Gogh.

Their names are a sign of quality. They are familiar even to those who are infinitely far from the world of art. Each of them was a special phenomenon of its time. Someone had the role of discoverer, someone is very mysterious, someone surprises with realism – they are so different, but unique. These artists …

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5 Most Outstanding Artists of the 18th Century

Let’s remember the most famous artists. Immediately in the memory pop the big names of the Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci at the head. Or impressionists with their color revolution. Or such talented eccentrics as Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. And for sure you also remember the Dutch artists. It turns out that we recall …

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The Starry Night of Van Gogh. 5 unexpected facts about the picture.

The Starry Night is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. What is so unusual about it? Why, once you see, you will not forget it? What kind of air vortices are depicted in the sky? Why are stars so big? And how did the painting, which Van Gogh considered unsuccessful, become a reference masterpiece …

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“Madonna Litta” by Leonardo da Vinci. Unusual details of the masterpiece

Madonna Litta. A loving mother holds her child. He sucks a breast. Virgin Mary is beautiful. The baby is strikingly like a mother. He looks at us with a serious look. The small picture is 42 x 33 cm (1.4 x 1.1 ft). But it is monumental. The capacious space of the canvas contains something …

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Van Gogh Paintings. 5 Masterpieces of the Brilliant Master

“Better to do nothing than express yourself weakly” – Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh searched for his destination for a long time. He started painting at the age of 27. And with all his passion he devoted himself to art. 10 years working at the limit. He was torn, shaking his physical and mental health. …

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