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Gothic (from Italian. Gotico – unusual, barbaric) is a period in the development of medieval art, covering almost all areas of culture and developing in Western, Central and partly Eastern Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, arising on the basis of the achievements of Romanesque culture, and in the Renaissance, medieval art was considered “barbaric”. Gothic art was religious in purpose and religious in theme. It appealed to the higher divine powers, eternity, the Christian worldview. Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic, Heyday, Late Gothic.
The gothic style masterpieces are the famous European cathedrals, which are so loved by tourists in great detail. In the design of the interiors of Gothic cathedrals, an important role was given to color solutions. An abundance of gilding reigned in the exterior and interior decoration, the luminosity of the interior, the openwork of the walls, and the crystalline dissection of space. Matter was deprived of heaviness and impenetrability, it was, as it were, spiritualized. Continue reading
Hyperrealism, photorealism, superrealism – a style in painting and sculpture, based on the photorealization of the object. Hyperrealism arose in the USA in the middle of the 20th century. The main goal of hyperrealism is to show reality.
Hyperrealism (eng. Hyperrealism – superrealism; other names – superrealism, photorealism, cold realism, radical realism) is an artistic direction in painting and sculpture that arose in the USA in the 1960s and spread in the 1970s. in Europe.
Being a form of figurative art, hyperrealism is based on thorough accuracy and detail in reproducing reality that mimics the specifics of photography. The works of hyperrealists are detailed photographs enlarged to the size of a large canvas. Continue reading