Cultural route

How Russian artist Makovsky painted a portrait of the US president and opened the “Russian style” to Americans
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Western world discovered the Russian style. Sundresses, kokoshniks, furs and precious fabrics, boyars and feasts - this is exactly the kind of…

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Michelangelo and other talented falsifiers who managed to fool the world of art
Art has long turned into a profitable business, which brings millions of especially experienced people. After all, real masterpieces cost huge sums. The dealer receives his share, the auction house…

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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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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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Secrets of self-portraits of famous artists: Reflection in the mirror, portrait-bacon and other oddities
Self-portrait in most cases is an instrument of narcissism, an attempt to leave your image in eternity. But if a genius takes up the matter, his image on canvas can…

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“Special Look”: Exhibition “Schukin. Collection Biography ”at the Pushkin Museum
Together with the portal “Special Vision”, the editors of “Your leisure” continue the column in which blind critics write reviews and reviews of performances, exhibitions, concerts and cinema. The first…

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10 things that made Andy Warhol provocation genius an outstanding artist
Today Andy Warhol is a famous American artist, designer, sculptor, producer, director, writer, and magazine publisher. He is called the founder of the ideology “homouniversale” and a genius provocateur, he…

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10 things that made Andy Warhol provocation genius an outstanding artist
Today Andy Warhol is a famous American artist, designer, sculptor, producer, director, writer, and magazine publisher. He is called the founder of the ideology “homouniversale” and a genius provocateur, he…

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