Antique edged weapons
In the Middle Ages, cold steel had a symbolic meaning, which was reflected both in official documents and in literature and visual arts. There were many types of edged weapons.…

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Antique firearms
The first primitive firearm existed in the 12th century, but only in the 17th century did guns and cannons become the main weapon on the battlefield. The French invention of…

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10 frightening and disturbing works of art

Among the peaceful portraits and soothing works of art there are eerie old paintings that give viewers a more disturbing look at the world. These famous horror paintings go from slightly weird to completely shocking and crazy. Can you handle these 10 unpleasant works of art? Many have tried, and many have failed.
1. Gernika
One of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering that it inflicts on people, especially innocent civilians. This work acquired a monumental status and became a constant reminder of the cruelty of war.
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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 by Eric Sati staged by Leonid Myasin. Artist librettist Jean Cocteau offered his idol – not very popular among the masses, but well-known to professionals Pablo Picasso.
The choice was successful. In addition to the scandal at the Paris premiere and textbook status in the history of the theater “Parade” remembered secular gossip. Continue reading

Exhibition of drawings by the artist in the Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum contributed to the program of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. For all cultural and near-cultural VIPs who flooded the city these days, a visit to the new museum exhibition is clearly a must. We are talking about the exhibition “Unexpected Malevich”, representing one of the most generous gifts received by the State Russian Museum in recent decades, 117 drawings by Malevich from the archive of his student and colleague Anna Leporskaya. Continue reading

Pop Art
Pop art (from pop art, from popular art to public art) is a trend that took shape first in modern art and then in various spheres of popular culture of…

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Unknown rooms in the tomb of Tutankhamen
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.…

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Baroque
The term baroque has many meanings in the history of art. Among them are narrower, to designate artistic styles in the art of various countries of the XVII-XVIII centuries, or…

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