The term «neorealism» in the history of contemporary art arose to unite several art movements that appeared and developed throughout the 20th century, and there is something to be said about each of them. For the first time, they spoke of neorealism in 1914 in Great Britain. The next trend to receive this name, was Italian neorealism (1946-1955), which influenced cinema and fine art. Finally, a…
Encyclopedia of Painting
Still life painting
Still life is a picturesque genre that focuses on depicting the objective world. The French name of the still life is “nature morte”, the Italian one, “natura morta”, both meaning “dead nature”. Still life depicts inanimate objects, which are compositionally located in realistic surrounding.
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Van Gogh in numbers: the earliest drawing, the most successful bargain, the most famous bouquet
It is rather difficult to transform the life of Vincent van Gogh into a column of figures without digging into his chronological biography. This is especially true of his work. Two world wars and the unrecognition of the artist’s talent during his life caused the destruction and loss of many of Van Gogh’s works, therefore his creative heritage can only be described with reservations. As for his…
In 2015, a geologist and art historian Ann Pizzorusso questioned the attribution of the painting Virgin of the Rocks from National Gallery in London to Leonardo da Vinci. It was all about... flowers. The flora in the Louvre version of the piece is painted as perfectly as possible, while the British version contains some irregularly-shaped and unidentifiable flowers. It is unlikely that one and the same person could paint a grotto so neatly in one work and so unnaturally in another. Especially when taking into account Leonardo being immersed in the comprehension of nature and depicting it. By the way, the London painting had long been considered a work of the master’s students and da Vinci's authorship was asserted only in 2010. And the National Gallery refused to comment on a new research.