The most discussed Egyptian history, which has so far ended in an offensive ellipsis, was new research in the Valley of the Kings – in the famous tomb of Tutankhamen. Briton Nicholas Reeves, one of the greatest researchers of Egyptian history of the reign of Pharaoh-reformer Akhenaten and his son Tutankhamun, suggested that exploring the walls of the burial chamber of the tomb could hide behind them other rooms that the great Howard Carter, the archaeologist who found treasures of Tutankhamen. Continue reading
Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. When the future artist was five years old, his family moved to the port city of Le Havre on the Normandy coast, where Monet spent his childhood and early youth. At school, Monet mediocre in all subjects, except for one – drawing, where Claude showed the innate talent of the artist, and first of all as a cartoonist. At 15, he was already selling his caricatures and even gained some fame locally. Around the same time, Monet met the artist Eugene Boudin, who convinced Claude to practice on landscapes, and the young Monet discovered that this was his vocation. Buden loved to write in nature, because he believed that only in this way could the artist see what he had seen in all purity and freshness. Monet was fascinated by this idea, and subsequently it became one of the cornerstones, both for the artist’s own work and for the whole of impressionism as a whole. Continue reading
Originality – the main feature of the Japanese ukiyo-e engraving. Not having analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation of not only the culture of Japan itself, but also influenced the historical course and the formation of the whole world culture.
Nearly two centuries (XVII – XIX centuries), belonging to the Edo era, existed ukiyo-e, originated in the depths of urban culture and passed a long and interesting way, captured by the masters of Japanese engravings creating their paintings in different periods.
The founder of the ukiyo-e engraving is Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694). Continue reading