Why Art cannot be taught

The book is a reflection of the American art historian, art critic and Professor of the Art Institute of Chicago James Elkins about whether it is possible to teach art, what problems exist in teaching and learning art, and most importantly — what can be changed for the better.

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How to prep for the Durer’s, Rembrandt’s and Cranach’s works exhibition

On December 28, the Arkhangelsk Museum of fine arts will open an exhibition of works by Durer, Cranach the Elder and Rembrandt from the collection of the Kaliningrad Museum of fine arts. You can come and just enjoy the art of the masters for sure. But I always recommend attending exhibitions being prepared, even if you are attending an excursion program. How to prepare: what ...

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On Theater by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes is a French philosopher and literary critic who is considered to be one of the largest representatives of French structuralism. His full-text works “Writing Degree Zero”, “S/Z”, “Mythologies”, “The Fashion system”, as well as the article “The Death of the Author” – this is what first comes to mind or falls out in Google when Barthes is mentioned.

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The Short Story of Art

Let’s be honest, we don’t always have the time and wish to read thick encyclopedias on the history of art to get a general idea and some knowledge you want. In such cases, we refer to different compact editions with the most important information for each period. “The Short Story of Art” is one of them.

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19 books that still matter

From the very first day, when I read my first word, and then the sentence, I passionately loved books. I fell in love with beautiful covers, page designs and especially their scent. However, I was hooked by the feelings that the reader feels at the end of the finished book. Thanks to my huge reading experience (for 17 years of reading in general), I realized ...

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