Cultural route

Merchants, crooks, money-lenders, millionaires: Whose blood lives in the veins of Vasily Kandinsky
The founder of abstractionism is a personality no less mysterious than his work. Originally Vasily Kandinsky from an unusual family. In his veins flows the blood of real robbers and…

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What connects Stalin, the USA, the mafia, lemons and bananas: Fruits and their role in history
You never know when and how a seemingly trifle will affect the politics or economies of countries. Here, for example, fruit. With Rodari, they generally do politics personally, with the…

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The family of artists da Vezzo: How the artist was destined for an early death, and her husband - fame and a new marriage
The happiness of family life and the happiness of self-realization in one's beloved business are eternal values ​​that existed back in the days of the Ottoman sultans and musketeer swords.…

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Poster of the exhibition “Louis Vuitton Foundation Collection” in Moscow

Wealthy companies collect art for two reasons. Because they are responsible businessmen, investing part of superprofits in something rational, kind, eternal. And because works of art are a good investment. Over the years, cultural values ​​go up. The collection of companies has more miscalculation than flavoring. The Louis Vuitton Foundation’s collection is generally a twentieth-century star. It is enough to simply list the names in order to understand whether it is necessary to go to the exhibition: Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovich, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky. All this luxury is a response gesture of the foundation to our Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin, who in 2016-2017 sent his best works to the exhibition “Masterpieces of new painting. Collection of Sergei Schukin ”in the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris). Continue reading

The Prado Museum in Madrid

The Prado Museum in Madrid is popular with both tourists and locals. This museum houses one of the most significant collections of art objects worldwide, plus temporary exhibitions are regularly held in the museum. The museum is definitely worth a visit, even if you are not very familiar with the world of art, as it stores very beautiful paintings that hide a lot of interesting stories.

The paintings in the museum’s collection date from the period between the 12th and 19th centuries.

Among the works of various artists represented in the museum, there are also the works of such celebrities as Goya, Rubens and Murillo. In addition, the museum always has new exhibitions, so there is always something to see there. The dimensions of some paintings alone make a strong impression, even if you are not a big connoisseur of art. But even then, I believe that the Prado Museum is interesting enough to hold you there for a couple of hours.
If you want to learn more about the history of museum masterpieces, then you can buy an audio guide and a printed guide in the Prado Museum itself. Continue reading

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10 contemporary blind artists who surprised the world with their art
It will not be a revelation to anyone that painting is an exclusively visual form of art, therefore the phrase “blind artist” itself sounds like nonsense. But in fact, there…

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Unknown portrait of Da Vinci’s brush: Did the great master really write “Princess Leonardo” and whom he portrayed
It may seem that the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci has many paintings - this artist, who died five hundred years ago, is mentioned too much and too often in…

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Why the picture of John Millet “Christ in the parental home” caused a scandal and the beginning of a new direction in art
The picture in which Christ and his family were depicted as "ordinary people" caused a once-great resonance in English society. Many considered the excessive realism inappropriate and even "disgusting." But…

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Unknown portrait of Da Vinci’s brush: Did the great master really write “Princess Leonardo” and whom he portrayed
It may seem that the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci has many paintings - this artist, who died five hundred years ago, is mentioned too much and too often in…

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