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Andrei Rublev – The Greatest Russian Icon Painter

Andrei Rublev – The Greatest Russian Icon Painter

Icon painting is one of the most ancient human crafts, which originated in the early days of Christianity. However, despite the long and rich history of this unique form of art, there are only a few icon painters whose names ...

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The Diversity of Christian Art

The Diversity of Christian Art

Christianity has deep roots in the history of humanity. Originated in the 1st century, religion has survived through the decades of struggle and years of patient work. Today, it is the world’s largest religion, with almost 2.5 billion followers. Like ...

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The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

Religious icon art has its origins in the early days of Christianity, when the first and one of the most famous icon painters, Luke the Evangelist, created this unique craft. The art itself flourished at times of the Byzantine Empire. ...

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The First Examples of Christian Art

The First Examples of Christian Art

Christian art plays a significant role in the global culture, as since its inception, a vast number of religious art masterpieces have been created. The history of Christianity has more than two thousand years, and it is one of the three ...

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Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious art tells a story featuring deeper meaning hidden between the brush strokes and sharp edges of paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art. Faith has always created a feeling of mystery with stories of higher beings possessing powers beyond ...

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Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

The National Gallery, one of the well-known art galleries in London, has to justify the inclusion of the scandalous painting “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) in the retrospective exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci that was held in 2011-2012. Author ...

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Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Few works of art have caused as much intrigue as “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) by Leonardo da Vinci. First, the authenticity of the painting was a big question mark. Then, in November 2017, it became the most expensive ...

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The Art Exhibition in Frankfurt: Venetian Color

The Art Exhibition in Frankfurt: Venetian Color

The art exhibition in Frankfurt brought together artworks from 60 museums. Among them are 20 paintings by Titian, as well as art pieces by Giovanni Bellini, Paolo Veronese, religious paintings by Jacopo Palma the Elder, Sebastiano del Piombo and, of ...

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The Mauritshuis Purchased Lastman’s Artwork

The Mauritshuis Purchased Lastman’s Artwork

A remarkable painting by Pieter Lastman, the most influential teacher of Rembrandt van Rijn, has been in the wish list of the Mauritshuis for many years. Now this dream has come true – the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation with ...

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$170 Million for “Judith Beheading Holofernes”

$170 Million for “Judith Beheading Holofernes”

The large canvas artwork “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” which, according to some experts, was created by Italian artist Caravaggio, can be put up for sale this summer. Despite the fact that art experts have not come to a consensus about the ...

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