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…

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Monet Claude Oscar
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…

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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 century, when in all European countries these toys were carved from wood. Some of them looked realistic with well-proportioned figures. They were not intended for fun, but played the role of miniature mannequins. Fashion designers sent them to the royal courtiers and to American salons so that the ladies there could get acquainted with the latest fashion. Continue reading

“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

Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi is one of the most prominent artists in the history of Russian landscape painting. The author of the most popular paintings went through a thorny creative path…

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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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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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