Empire
Empire style is an artistic style created in France at the beginning of the 19th century, in the era of the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. The chronological framework of the…

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Architecture
Architecture is a necessary part of the means of production and the material means of existence of human society. Her artistic images play a significant role in the spiritual life…

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Near Sevastopol, archaeologists have found “Scythian gold”

Numerous gold and silver ornaments were found during the excavations of the unique necropolis of the late Roman time.
Numerous gold and silver ornaments were found during the excavations of the unique necropolis of the late Roman time.
During excavations at the Sevastopol construction site of the federal highway “Tavrida” near the village of Frontovoye, archaeologists of the Crimean newly built expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a unique object – the untouched by modern looters of the II – IV centuries of our era. Continue reading

Post-impressionism

Since the end of XIX – early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles of impressionism.
Post-impressionism increased interest in the philosophical and symbolic principles of art. The artists of this direction did not adhere only to visual impressions, but sought to convey the materiality of the world freely and in a general way, they resorted to decorative stylization (P. Cezanne, Van Gogh, P. Gauguin). The work of A. Toulouse-Lautrec, which depicted the life of actors, circus performers, singers, dancers, cafés and bargainers, was related to post-impressionism. Continue reading

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 the flintlock made firearms more reliable. After that, all states sought to standardize the firearms of their armies, increase their rate of fire and make an uninterrupted supply of ammunition. Continue reading

Found stolen paintings by Hans Hoffman
The stolen paintings by master of abstract expressionism Hans Hoffman (1880-1966) were found by Art Recovery International 12 years after they were stolen from an art store in Manhattan. Five…

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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…

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Romanesque art
Romanesque art, the style of architecture and other branches of art that originated in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term "Romanesque" (French Romanesque, Spanish romanico, German Romanik from…

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