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Impressionism – The Basic Idea

Impressionism was born in France between 1860 and 1870. Later, in the 90s of the 19th century, it spread to large parts of Europe. Impressionism experienced its heyday in the years 1863 – 1883. Years earlier it had already been influenced by the main representatives Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Impressionism had a very strong influence on the art styles that followed it. Even during the Expressionist period, many artists remained faithful to Impressionism throughout their lives. (Continued)


Futurism was born in Italy as an avant-garde art movement. It revolutionised the Italian art scene with literature, music, fine arts and architecture. The movement was founded by the writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876 – 1944) who dictated and published the first Futurist Manifesto in 1909. In the visual arts, many Italian painters followed this Marinetti Manifesto. Among them were Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Giacomo Balla, Aroldo Bonzagni and Luigio Russolo as famous painters, Antonio Sant´ Ella as architect and Francesco Balilla Pratella as musician of the Italian art scene.


Object art in fashion design

The depiction of everyday objects as works of art has a long tradition in the fine arts. Everyday objects are also extremely popular for fashion designs. As part of a project at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, for example, fashion designs were created from window hangings such as pleated blinds and roller blinds.


Constructivism – The Basic Idea

The term constructivism is derived from the Latin “construere” – “build, erect, connect”. In modern art, constructivism refers to a form of artistic design that is composed of controlled elements and certain defined relationships. The artist constructs a picture or a sculpture, in which the units of measurement, i.e. the relations between the elements, are precisely defined. A constructed work was often preceded by weeks of planning and mathematical calculations.


Hasegawa Tōhaku – Less is sometimes more

Asymmetry and minimalism have long been among the most common life-sytle mantras of the 21st century. They also somehow look pretty, these Japanese-style teacups – although grandma would probably turn around in her grave at the thought of having to exchange her Meissener porcelain for these unhangling vessels. But why the cozy “Many” is out and what the attraction of the “Half” and the “Little” is, one may not really be able to answer. And also I find myself with the umpteenth, annual outcry that I cannot free myself from the fashionable desire for “little”.


Still spots or already landscape?

Landscape painting follows strict formulas. At least it was in the 18th century when the hierarchy of genres drew clear boundaries, established rules and demanded a certain procedure. It should reflect the painter’s ability to deal with animate to inanimate nature. Landscape painting was based on history painting, portrait and genre painting and ended up on the penultimate square before still life painting. The aim was to paint after nature and to surpass it. (Continued)

Burnt Paintings are not always lost

Specialists of the Atelier Pracher (AKR Pracher) in Würzburg rescue works of art. The misfortune of a house or room fire represents a traumatic event for the owner. In addition to the great loss of furniture, floor coverings or wall decorations, it is particularly tragic when objects of ideal value, valuable collectors’ items and family heirlooms are damaged or even destroyed. Such works of art, whether paintings, framed family photos or documents have history and are often directly connected with personal memories of the owner. For example, it is particularly important to have these objects checked by a specialist firm for the possibility of recovery when taking stock of the claims settlement. (Continued)

What type of camera?

If you attach importance to simple operation, automation and small size, then this speaks rather for the purchase of a compact camera. Although these are somewhat less flexible, as they usually only allow a few manual adjustments and only rarely the use of different lenses, they are also often very inexpensive. Useable models are already available from approx. 80 Euro.


How To Make Great Pictures

Do I need image stabilizers?

Basically it is recommended to use a tripod for your work. You don’t even have to spend money for this. In the internet, there are numerous craft instructions for improvised solutions with household items. For example, I became creative myself and quickly converted my telescopic speaker stand into a camera tripod. Also possible. But if you find all this too complicated or unprofessional, I recommend a look at the numerous models on the market. could be a starting point for your research. If you are interested, you will find here a small square with an arrow pointing up on the right. a product overview, which I have limited to the models with the highest star ratings in the range from 10 to 100 Euros