VIVIEN MAYER (© VIVIAN MAIER) - GENIUS OBSERVING REALITY
The story of the American photographer Vivien Maier (© Vivian Maier) is an interesting case of fame that came to the photographer only after death. Nobody saw her carefully assembled…

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HOW TO OBTAIN BEST RESULTS BY REMOVING AN ULTRA-WIDE ANGLE LENS
Today, most consumer DSLR lens kits are wide-angle. The 18 mm lens on the APS-C sensor camera (or 27 mm on the old 35 mm) is wide enough for most…

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STEVEN MAYZEL IN FASHION PHOTOS AND SHE IN IT
One of the most famous commercial photographers of our time, Steven Meisel was born on June 5, 1954 in New York. Since childhood, his eccentricity has become noticeable close. Stephen…

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INTERACTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING

At the time of the birth of photography, aesthetics were dominated by the belief that only man-made work can be art. The image of reality obtained using technical methods could not even claim such a status. And although the first photographers, gravitating to the artistry of the image, showed considerable compositional ingenuity to reflect reality, photography did not fit into the system of social values ​​as art.

Theoretical debate constantly arose around photography: can it be compared with painting in terms of artistic value? Is photography a degenerate painting for which technique replaces craftsmanship? And vice versa, is not photography a modern kind of painting that takes over and deepens its function, a modification of painting in a technical civilization that changes the cultural and aesthetic significance of traditional painting? But this is nothing more than a contrast between two phenomena of artistic life, two types of art, clearly gravitating to each other and interacting with each other. Continue reading

STYLES AND DIRECTIONS OF PAINTING

There is a huge variety of styles and trends in the visual arts. Often they do not have clearly defined boundaries and smoothly pass from one to another, being in continuous development, mixing and counteraction. Within the framework of one historical art style, a new one is always born, and that, in turn, passes into the next, etc. Many styles coexist at the same time and therefore there are no “pure styles” at all. Here you can order a portrait from a photograph on canvas.

ABSTRACTIONISM ABSTRACTIONISM (came from lat. Abstractio – removal, distraction) – the direction of art, abandoning the approximate reality of images of forms in painting and sculpture. One of the goals of abstractionism is to achieve harmony, to create certain color combinations and geometric shapes in order to evoke various associations in the contemplator. Continue reading

How photography completely changed art

Both painting and photography are forms of visual art that are designed to create images and visual symbols.

The difference in the manufacturing method creates some features.

2Painting is not only the earliest known form of visual art, but also the earliest example of human creativity. Over such a long way, the look, form, language and expression, both from the outside and inside, influenced each other and transformed.

Despite the fact that photography is the youngest of the known forms of visual art (it is less than two centuries old), it has undergone dramatic changes both externally and internally. Continue reading

What is conceptual photography?
Here is the first example, a photograph of Jeff Wall, which everyone knows, including because Hokusai is here, plus the familiar Bresson “decisive moment” and the plot-photo story that unfolds…

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Impressionism as a conscious need
... As with any other profession, the consumer always demanded quality from painting for his money. The thoroughness of the drawing, the elaboration of light and color - all these…

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SIX FUNDAMENTAL MACRO PRINCIPLES
Macro photography is sometimes mistakenly called “close-up photography” in photography. This statement cannot be considered fundamentally false, but if you use it, then very many may consider you an amateur.…

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