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Encyclopedia of Painting
When it comes to the term "primitivism" in art, it's not all that simple. First of all, art historians don't always agree about its meaning. Besides that, the number of synonyms denoting the same thing makes everything even more difficult. Or they might be not synonyms at all – depending on the point of view you hold.
2020 visual trends and what art has to do with them
Depositphotos International Stock Photo Bank has published a forecast of visual trends for 2020.
Love story in paintings: Marc Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld
The gentle, intelligent, beautiful Bella understood Chagall as no one else, and accepted him as he was.
Events and expositions
George Orwell's "1984": quotes and paintings that appeal to consciousness
“ Always yell with the crowd, that’s what I say. It’s the only way to be safe” , after re-reading the Orwell’s novel, we selected those paintings by famous artists being in tune with quotes from the novel, and visited Prague, where several years ago they celebrated a kind of anniversary—the 30th anniversary of Orwell’s "1984" novel.
News about museums and galleries
Scholars confirmed Da Vinci's ambidexterity
Researchers at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence have proved what was suspected for a long time: the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci was able to write, draw and paint with both hands.
The picture, considered a forgery, was authenticated ... as genuine!
Sometimes not only counterfeits get exposes, but also ... originals! "The Procuress" was considered a forgery by the great falsifier of paintings Hans van Meegeren (famous for his marvelous counterfeit "Vermeers") for a long time. However, after a detailed study, it was authenticated as the genuine picture created by the Dutchman Dirk van Bauburen in 1622. It was probably the first case of an unfairly "slandered" picture faker, who took up the illegal forgery of canvases in order to avenge the world for not recognizing his pictorial talent.
Exhibitions and views