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Natalya Azarenko
Donets'k collector, art connoisseur
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The artists would not occupy such a significant place in modern art, if not their predecessors in the XIX century, who came to Paris to study
A study is an exercise painting that helps the painter better understand the object he or she paints. It is simple and clear, like sample letters in a school student’s copybook. Rough and ready, not detailed, with every stroke being to the point, a study is a proven method of touching the world and making a catalogue of it. However, in art history, the status of the study is vague and open to interpretation. Despite its auxiliary role, a study is sometimes viewed as something far more significant than the finished piece. Then, within an impressive frame, it is placed on a museum wall.
So, when does a study remain a mere drill, and when can we call it an artwork in its own right, full of life and having artistic value? Read more
painting. It was a very courageous step, because social and academic traditions did not allow ladies to receive professional art education. Most of these women are only now emerging from the shadow of their great male colleagues, thanks to curators, art historians and historians.
This text was originally published in Russian and automatically translated to English.

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