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A simple culture lens guide from me (a bachelor of arts). If you want to know more about painters and know how to tell Rogier van der Weyden from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - read it on! Part 1 of 3.

MAMMOTHS. Religion and icons, icons and religion.

  1. An icon, that looks like a very Russian one: Andrei Rublev.
Photo #1 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Something that looks like a 3D icon: Giotto di Bondone.
Photo #2 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola

RENAISSANCE. Less religion, but still there a little bit, everybody is very sad, sublime and suffering. More concentrated on human beings and also some ancient culture. There were 4 stages in Renaissance, but in common it began in the 13th-14th century and lasted till the end of the 16th century.

  1. People who look like Vladimir Putin are standing still and looking somewhere in a pretty desperate manner: Jan van Eyck.
Photo #3 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. More people who look less like Putin (but still), are into some mess: Rogier van der Weyden.
Photo #4 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. All of the above and even more religion: Robert Campin.
Photo #5 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. All of the above OR black&white painting with suffering and humble people: Albrecht Dürer.
Photo #6 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. A bunch of girls with inspired faces is having a party, and the most inspired face is a blondie’s one: Sandro Botticelli.
Photo #7 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. A party of chubby, but muscular men and women, and the guy with a beard is somewhere close to them: Michelangelo.
Photo #8 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Madonna-alike girls everywhere: Leonardo da Vinci.
Photo #9 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. You can't really say if it's a man or a woman, and everyone has very sad big eyes: Raphael.
Photo #10 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Suffering/sleeping/laying/ pale and slightly round ladies with heir hands on their chests: Titian.
Photo #11 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Important persons painted like it's their photos for a passport: Hans Holbein the Younger.
Photo #12 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. A bunch of small people doing understandable and normal stuff: Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Photo #13 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. A bunch of small people doing some creepy and weird stuff: Hieronymus Bosch.
Photo #14 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Extremely pale-blue and suffering thin people: El Greco.
Photo #15 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola

BAROQUE. 16th-18th centuries. Italy is a cultural center of Europe, but there's a lack of money in the country. Nobility and church want to have some attention, and figure out, that it could be done with the help of a new cultural style. Everything gets fancier, more naked and highlighted big bodies appear on the paintings.

  1. Guys with black curly hair, black eyes and a lot of textile, especially red one: Caravaggio.
Photo #16 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. A lot of naked men and women with highlighted delicate spots: Peter Paul Rubens.
Photo #17 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Yellow-brown painting, guys in hats or dozens of self-portraits: Rembrandt.
Photo #18 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Guys in hats or red ribbons, darkened image: Frans Hals.
Photo #19 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Serious children in unpleasant looking dresses and nobility: Diego Velázquez.
Photo #20 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Realistic paintings with girls in bonnets doing stuff. A lute can be nearby: Johannes Vermeer.
Photo #21 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Peasants are having a party, and a doggy is nearby: David Teniers the Younger.
Photo #22 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola
  1. Portraits of handsome hairy guys and beautiful women, serious faces, a painting seems like a little blurry: Anthony van Dyck.
Photo #23 from Mitino District, Russia by Anastasia Smur made on 2018-08-18 21:12 for Sola

In the next part, you will discover more about rococo, classicism, romanticism and realism painters.

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bruise
I love this guide! Well done! Please post a link to part 2 here?
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Thank you! I haven't translated parts 2 and 3 from Russian yet, because originally I wrote it in Russian) I will create other cards soon 😊
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Panni
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Amazing, real entertaining. :D
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Sergey!
Nice to know !
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