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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Gothic
Gothic style is an artistic style, which was the final stage in the development of the Middle Ages of art of the countries of Western, Central and partially Eastern Europe…

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The remains of the beautiful Nefertari

The outstanding Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli found the famous tomb of Queen Nefertari in 1904. Nefertari, whose name translates as “The Most Beautiful”, was the favorite main spouse of Ramses II, one of the most prominent rulers of Egypt, who ruled in the 13th century. BC. After the royal couple left the majestic monuments, among which the rock complexes in Abu Simbel became especially famous. However, among the many thousands of monuments, the tomb of Nefertari, located in the Valley of the Queens at the foot of the Theban cliffs in Luxor, occupies a special place. This is a genuine masterpiece: 520 sq. M. The walls of the tomb are covered with unsurpassed painted reliefs telling about the journey of the deceased queen to the beyond-bound areas of another world, according to the text of the Book of the Dead. Continue reading

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 of society. The functional, structural, and aesthetic quality of architecture (use, strength, beauty) are interrelated.
The works of architecture are buildings with an organized interior space, ensembles of buildings, as well as structures used to decorate open spaces (monuments, terraces, embankments, etc.). 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

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…

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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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Antique Dolls
Although dolls made of wood, terracotta, cloth and ivory have been preserved since ancient times of Greece and Rome, for most collectors the history of dolls begins in the XVIII…

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