I am a cat, mother of life
In ancient Egypt, there was a very significant cult of the goddess - the cat Bastet (Bast), which was also considered the personification of the sun and moonlight. Goddess depicted…

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"Picasso & Khokhlova" in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
In 1917, Sergei Dyagilev's Russian Seasons experienced difficult times: disappearing sponsors, lack of money, the collapse of touring plans ... In Rome, Russian Ballet was preparing the premiere of Parade…

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Burial Facility-3.

It is possible that someone has already heard about the excavations of this necropolis, read materials in the open spaces of the network, watched reports on TV. However, the quality of the presentation of information in the media about archaeological discoveries is not particularly high. Due to the specifics of their profession, journalists do not go deep into details (and sometimes due to simple incompetence, but this is not a generalization, please do not take journalists reading this opus into your account). In most cases, specialists simply simply have no time to explain to the public that yes how. After all, the more and more interesting you dig up – the thicker the report. Then you still have to report to the conferences. And then publish. In general, write without stopping. Continue reading

Angelika Kaufman

Angelica Kaufman, a German artist of the XVIII century. You can safely put on a par with the most famous representatives of classicism. Now her name is not well known to the general public, but at one time she was a very famous artist. “My portrait for one friend was made by an exceptional person, one German artist. She is very strong in portraits … Her name is Angelica Kaufman,” was the opinion of her famous German historian, Winckelmann. She was admired by Goethe, Derzhavin devoted odes to her:
The painter is glorious,
Kaufman, girlfriend muses!
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Pictures of the Escaping World – Ukiyo-e

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

THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPENINGS OF THE YEAR
Archaeology magazine summed up the outgoing year and made a rating of the most significant archaeological discoveries and finds. 1. The composition of the blue paint of the Maya is…

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PERM STATE ART GALLERY
PERM STATE ART GALLERY (UGHG). Opened on November 7, 1922 (until 1936 - Art Museum as part of the Perm Regional Museum of Local History). The basis of the collection…

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Military Antiques
The history of weapons and other military subjects is for the most part a series of technical improvements in the means of killing or defending enemies. In addition, gunsmiths pursued…

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