Hi, my name is Alexei Antonov. This is my first video course of classical painting technique. It is not just an art workshop. This is my first action for the ecology of culture. Exponents of modern art may findsome of my ideas politically incorrect. This course, however, has been made for those who treasureeternal values in art. Enjoy the show!When we come in the museum and view pictures of Old Masters of the Renaissance epoch, we arefascinated by their art, or, rather, by their craft. Subtle nuances of tone and color, precision of expressionof texture and surface details. And the enigmatic lunar color in half-tones! We begin to feel that OldMasters were different from us. Were they better than our generation?Then, entering a modern art hall, we see pictures that depict triangles, squares, and other unidentifiableforms, produced by splashing and slapping paint, and not only paint, with brushes, and sometimes notonly brushes, on canvas, and sometimes not only on canvas. To make an abstract picture requiresneither skill nor time, unlike a classical still life or portrait.But if you were offered a choice of a beautiful still life and an abstract painting, showing a black or redtriangle, which one would you chose if, say, the price were the same? Perhaps you will agree with methat most people would choose a beautiful still life.