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The Batzfar is a home for the study of the three fields of art: sculpture, painting and drawing. The study database in front of you is based on the book Introduction to the World of Art by the artist Alexander Cherkov: "Sculpture, painting, drawing and more" In the first edition, with additional extensions. In addition, the art blog deals with the place of art in our lives and its impact on humanity, the encounter between the material world and the spiritual world, as it is reflected in its history and the writings of the many thinkers who have dealt with its essence in history. The art blog includes various aspects of art in a personal tone and in a historical and theoretical tone; The history of art, the psychology and philosophy of art and the impact of art on our personal lives in particular and life in general.

Each field is devoted to a whole section, which presents the field of art, a guide on how to get started and what is important to learn as a basis, combines practical and useful tips and tricks, explanations and practical exercises to apply. The content is rich in photos and videos, and is delivered in a simple, consistent and pleasant way. The information is based on the original methods of the artist Alexander Cherkov, which he developed over many years of teaching, thanks to hundreds of his students who encouraged him to find creative methods and ways to engage with technical and philosophical questions in art.

We aspire to continue to expand the database, with reference to your opinions, comments and thoughts that will arise in you during the reading. Share your impression with us by leaving a comment at the bottom of each page.

Painting studies
Color palette
Painting studies

Color palette

A color palette is a hard surface on which the painter places and mixes his colors for his painting. Here is an explanation of different types of palettes, and tips for using a color palette.

Varnish varnish
Painting studies

Varnish varnish

Varnish spray varnish is intended for preserving paintings in various art colors. Here is an explanation of the varnish spray, the composition and properties of the material, an explanation of its use in art.

Composition exercise in nature
Painting studies

Composition exercise in nature

Here is an exercise in composition, next to examine how the changes in the relationship between format, object and background affect the expression of the composition and the subject of the work.

Color mediators
Painting studies

Color mediators

Here is an explanation of different color brokers, their characteristics and use of art; Different types of brushes, which are the most common in the field of painting, painting knives, sponge and more.

Oil pastel colors
Painting studies

Oil pastel colors

Soft pastel oil colors and melt in different materials. Here is an explanation of oil pastel; Composition and features, how to use, emotional dimension, tips and painting techniques in oil pastel.

Sculpture studies
Preparation of gypsum for casting
Art for children

Preparation of gypsum for casting

Detailed step-by-step instructions for preparing gypsum for casting in molds. In addition, details of the necessary materials, instructional video, tips and tricks for working with plaster.

Sculpture exercise of clothes and fabric
The Human Body

Sculpture exercises of clothes and fabric

Here are sculpture exercises for clothes and fabric, where clothing sculpture is demonstrated on a man's body and fabric sculpture on a woman's body. Accompanied by step-by-step photos and instructional videos.

Clay Dry
Art for children

Dry clay that dries in air

Here is an explanation of the dry clay in the air, the composition and properties, emotional dimension and personal expression that allows the clay, how to use, tips and sculpting techniques with clay clay.

Giraffe sculpture
Art for children

Giraffe sculpture with construction

Here are step-by-step instructions for sculpting a giraffe with the help of dry clay and the use of construction, details of the materials needed for the sculpture, a demo video and tips for the work.

Cat sculpture from natural clay
Art for children

Cat sculpture from natural clay

Instructions for sculpting a cat from natural ceramic clay, accompanied by a video tutorial and step-by-step photos. In addition, details of the necessary materials, tips and tips for the job.

plasticine
Art for children

plasticine

Here is an explanation of plasticine; The composition and its properties, an emotional dimension and personal expression that allows plasticine, how to use, tips and sculpting techniques with plasticine.

Registration studies
Composition exercise in nature
Painting studies

Composition exercise in nature

Here is an exercise in composition, next to examine how the changes in the relationship between format, object and background affect the expression of the composition and the subject of the work.

Colored pencils
Registration studies

Colored pencils

There are a variety of types of colored pencils. Here is an explanation of colored pencils, composition and features, emotional dimension, how to use, tips and drawing techniques.

Composition exercise in landscape painting
Art for children

Composition exercise in landscape painting

A composition exercise in landscape painting in order to learn about the relationship between object, background and subject. Here is a list of the materials needed for the exercise and detailed step-by-step instructions.

Proportions of the human body
The Human Body

Proportions of the human body

Here are rules in the proportions of the human body, which help to understand the anatomy of the body according to age and gender, as a basis for drawing, painting and even sculpting the human body in different poses.

Human head proportions
Sculpture studies

Human head proportions

Here is an explanation of the proportions of the human head, a head scheme suitable for 95% of the population. Knowledge of anatomy and proportions is the basis for drawing, painting and sculpting the human head.

Drawing paper
Registration studies

Drawing paper

Explanation of drawing paper; Properties and characteristics of different types of paper and for which means of drawing or colors each paper is suitable. For example, Bristol, wood-free paper and more.

Art for children
A festive creation kit for Hanukkah
Art for children

DIY clay menorahs

Here are detailed step-by-step instructions for sculpting dry clay menorahs. In addition, details of the necessary materials, tips and tips for the job.

Elephant from natural ceramic clay
Art for children

Natural clay elephant sculpture

Detailed step-by-step instructions for sculpting a statue of an elephant made of natural ceramic clay. In addition, details of the necessary materials, instructional video, tips and tricks for the job.

Giraffe sculpture
Art for children

Giraffe sculpture with construction

Here are step-by-step instructions for sculpting a giraffe with the help of dry clay and the use of construction, details of the materials needed for the sculpture, a demo video and tips for the work.

Composition exercise in landscape painting
Art for children

Composition exercise in landscape painting

A composition exercise in landscape painting in order to learn about the relationship between object, background and subject. Here is a list of the materials needed for the exercise and detailed step-by-step instructions.

paper mold
Art for children

paper mold

Paper pulp is easy to make and fun to sculpt with. Here is an explanation of paper pulp; The composition and its properties, instructions for preparing the paper pulp with an instructional video, and sculpture ideas with it.

Clay Dry
Art for children

Dry clay that dries in air

Here is an explanation of the dry clay in the air, the composition and properties, emotional dimension and personal expression that allows the clay, how to use, tips and sculpting techniques with clay clay.

the history of art
Artist Paul Cezanne
Modern art

Artist Paul Cezanne

The artist Paul Cézanne, a French painter, is considered one of the greatest post-Impressionist artists. Cezanne explored through art how the world changes before our eyes as we observe.

Post-Impressionism
Modern art

Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism is a current in modern French art that has appeared in response to Impressionism. The style of the artists is not uniform and different from the Impressionists.

Impressionism
Impressionism

Impressionism

Impressionism is the first current that characterizes modern art, starting with Edouard Manet. There is a change in form and a change in the meaning of doing, the artist has a statement.

Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Impressionism

Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is an impressionist painter in modern art. Renoir explores the details similar to camera features, object focus and background blur.

the history of art

the history of art

Art then and today. Join us for an art history study that answers questions like when did art begin? How did it develop? What currents are there in art? And more

Artist Edouard Mane
Impressionism

Artist Edouard Mane

The artist Edouard Mane is considered the father of modern art. The significant change in Mana is the change of form that has diverted attention from the cartoon subject. Read more about him

Philosophy and psychology of art
Whole and part
Philosophy of Art

Whole and part

Alexander Cherkov discusses how we perceive the whole and its parts, whole and in part.

Perception of space-time
Philosophy of Art

Perception of space-time

Alexander Cherkov discusses the perception of time space as part of the characteristics of sculptural composition.

Art and artists
Philosophy of Art

Art and artists

Is it possible to become an artist or should one be born as such? That is, is an artist's talent an innate characteristic?
Alexander Cherkov wonders about art and artists.

The perception
Philosophy of Art

A few words about the concept

Alexander Cherkov discusses the structure of the conception pyramid; Creator, performer, critic and recipient of a work of art.

Introduction to Aesthetics
Philosophy of Art

Introduction to Aesthetics

The word aesthetics comes from the Greek language aistasis, meaning sensing, which is felt and understood. Introduction to Aesthetics presents an investigation and examination of the aesthetic experience by philosophical thinkers.

25 influencers
25 influential creators
Artists

25

A series of 25 influential artists, born out of Cherkov's desire to acknowledge gratitude that influenced his perception, and as a symbol of 25 years in Israel in which he developed as a creative artist and art teacher.

Artists

Walt disney

"I'd rather entertain people and hope they learned something, than teach people and hope they enjoyed it."

Artists

Fedor Dostoevsky

"Art is such a human need, as the need to eat and drink. The need for beauty and creativity, which embodies it, is inseparable from man, and without it, man, perhaps, would not want to live in the world."

Artists

Frederic Chopin

"Simplicity is the ultimate, achievable goal, only after overcoming all difficulties."

Rembrandt van Rijn
Artists

Rembrandt van Rijn

"I can not paint the way they want me to paint, and they know it too. Obviously, you say I have to be practical and I must try to paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I'll tell you a secret. I tried and tried very hard, but I can not do the "I just can't do it! That's exactly why I'm just a little crazy."

Explanation of equipment and materials
Gouache
Painting studies

Gouache

The gouache colors are friendly and excellent for children. Here is an explanation of gouache colors; Composition and features, how to use, emotional dimension, tips and techniques painting in gouache.

Painting bedding
Painting studies

Painting bedding

Painting in different art colors can be on a variety of substrates. Here is an explanation of the most useful painting substrates; Canvases and different types of paper for painting.

Sculpture equipment and tools
Sculpture studies

Sculpture equipment and tools

Here is an explanation of equipment and tools for sculpting for comfortable work and achieving the desired accuracy in details and the desired texture in the texture of a clay sculpture, with various design tools.

Spring medium
Art for children

Spring medium

Medium lining is used as a diluent of acrylic paints. Used with silicone an impressive effect is created. Here is an explanation of Medium forging and art instructions combining acrylic and silicone.

Oil pastel colors
Painting studies

Oil pastel colors

Soft pastel oil colors and melt in different materials. Here is an explanation of oil pastel; Composition and features, how to use, emotional dimension, tips and painting techniques in oil pastel.

Registration aids
Registration studies

Registration aids

Here is an explanation of registration aids; Types of erasers, sharpeners, charcoal diffuser, fixative, composition frame, division square, drawing board, and tips for working and keeping the drawings.

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Explanation of brown color

Explanation of brown color

Everything you need to know about brown color; How to mix, combine and choose the color shades that suit you, given the meanings and effects of different colors

Explanation of green color

Explanation of green color

Everything you need to know about green color; How to mix, combine and choose the color shades that suit you, given the meanings and effects of different colors

Painting pedestals
Painting studies

Painting pedestals

Paint bases are available in different sizes (for painting standing or sitting in front of a table), and different materials. Here is an explanation of the different types of sinks and how to use them.

Artists

August Rodin

"Remember one thing: there are no lines, there are only volumes. And when you draw, never think about the lines, and focus only on the area. After all, the area is what controls the contour."

Artists

Charles Chaplin

"You only need power when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to do everything."

plasticine
Art for children

plasticine

Here is an explanation of plasticine; The composition and its properties, an emotional dimension and personal expression that allows plasticine, how to use, tips and sculpting techniques with plasticine.

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