Oksana Kopenkina

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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Bruegel Paintings. The most Famous Masterpieces of the Artist

Brueghel (1525/30 – 1569) is often called the successor to Jerome Bosch. Yes, at first glance, some of their artworks are similar. Bruegel, like Bosch, created crowded canvases. But still they are different. They are as different as Malevich and Chagall. Both are avant-garde artists. But one is about squares, the other is about love. …

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Paintings of the Hermitage. 6 Masterpieces Worth Seeing

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. 5 buildings. 20 km of corridors. 350 halls. 60,000 paintings. You will need 40 days to view them all. If you stop at each picture for at least 1 minute. The Hermitage has not been justifying its name for a long time. This word is translated from French as “a …

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Leonardo da Vinci Paintings. 5 Eternal Masterpieces

Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous artist in the world. And this fact is surprising, because only 19 preserved paintings of the master are known. How is this possible? Does two dozen artworks make the artist the greatest? The secret of this is in Leonardo himself. He is one of the most unusual people …

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Fayum Portraits: Amazing Facts About The Most Ancient Paintings

Fayum portraits are a unique phenomenon. After all, they were created 2000 years ago. But in terms of quality of execution, some of them are not inferior to European portraits of the 15th century! A huge temporary chasm of 15 centuries, which we ourselves created. But which we were able to overcome. A bit of …

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Bosch Paintings: 5 Masterpieces of the most Mysterious Artist

Hieronymous Bosch is the most mysterious artist of all time. His paintings are still trying to decipher. But we will not come close to their full solution, because Bosch spoke several languages. In the language of religious symbolism. In the language of the alchemists. And also in the language of Dutch proverbs. And even astrology. …

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