Category Archives: Traditional Art

Alexander DONSKOI

Alexander Donskoi was born in 1961 Far East of Russia,Vladivostok in hereditary family of Orloff’s duke. This family represents very interesting and famous people like: one great-grandfathers of Alexander, his all life dedicated to E.A. Nobel, one grandfather was a friend of famous Charlie Chaplin (actor), and another grandfather was one of the best whaler […]

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Thomas W. Schaller

Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now based in Los Angeles, California where he devotes himself full-time to artwork in the watercolor medium. He has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every […]

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Liu Yi

Liu Yi is a contemporary artist from China, he employs extraordinary watercolor and sketching techniques in controlling damping of paper and expressing a unique Chinese taste in his artwork. He skillfully “dampens” his artwork by fusing its forms and tones into an organic whole. The misty atmosphere marks his signature style and makes him a […]

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Basic Colour Mixing Advice

Colour Mixing Tip 1. You Can’t Mix Primary Colours When combining colours to obtain new hues, there are three basic colours that cannot be made by mixing other colours together. Known as primary colours, these are red, blue, and yellow. Colour Mixing Tip 2. What Happens If You Mix Primary colours? If you combine two […]

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Nikolai FECHIN

Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881–1955) – was a Russian-American painter known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans. BIRTH Nicolai Fechin was born in 1881 in Kazan, Russia. As a child, he almost died from meningitis. His father was a woodcarver and gilder, and the boy learned carving from him. By age eleven, the boy […]

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Nicholas ROERICH

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Nicholas Roerich (October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947) – known also as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh – was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, perceived by some in Russia as an enlightener, philosopher, and public figure, who in his youth was influenced by a movement in Russian society around the […]

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Martiros SARYAN

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Martiros Saryan (1880 – 1972) was an Armenian painter, the founder of the Armenian national school of painting. LIFE He was born into an Armenian family in Nakhichevan-on-Don (now part of Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In 1895, aged 15, he completed the Nakhichevan school and from 1897 to 1904 studied at the […]

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Konstantin KOROVIN

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin (1861 – 1939) was a leading Russian Impressionist painter. YOUTH AND EDUCATION Konstantin was born in Moscow to a merchant family officially registered as “peasants of Vladimir Gubernia”. His father, Aleksey Mikhailovich Korovin, earned a university degree and was more interested in arts and music than in […]

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Joseph ZBUKVIC

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Joseph Zbukvic is a leading master of watercolour medium of his time. His impressive achievements and enormous success is due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Covering an infinite variety of subjects, his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings have captured people and galleries from all […]

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Ivan AIVAZOVSKY

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia and was mostly based in his native Crimea. Following his […]

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Gustav KLIMT

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. […]

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Costa DVOREZKY

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Costa has drawn inspiration for his prolific works of art   from board travels and his abundant life experiences as   both a visitor and resident of numerous countries   around the world. Born in Russia in 1968, Costa   developed his unique brand of art through his extensive   schooling at the Art College […]

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Giuseppe ARCIMBOLDO

<< BACK TO ARTISTS LIST Giuseppe Arcimboldo, also spelled Arcimboldi (1526 or 1527 – 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. Biography Giuseppe’s father, Biagio Arcimboldo, was an artist of Milan. Like his father, Giuseppe Arcimboldo started his […]

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Jeremy MANN

Jeremy Mann was born in 1979. He holds a Cum Laude BFA from Ohio University and an MFA with valedictorian honor from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In his creative practice, Mann aims to imbue his city, San Francisco, with drama, mood, and personality. He paints his immediate surroundings with intimate, dynamic expression. […]

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