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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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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Mannerism

Mannerism (Italian. Manierismo – pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera – method, method) is a name that tentatively denotes stylistic trends, as well as a certain stage in the development of European, mainly Italian, art of the mid and late 16th century. This stage reflected the crisis of the artistic ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The art of Mannerism as a whole is characterized by the primacy of form over content. Exquisite technique, virtuosity of manner, demonstration of skill does not correspond to the paucity of design,Mannerism and imitation of ideas. Continue reading

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 (between the mid 12th and 16th centuries). The term “Gothic” was introduced into the Renaissance as a derogatory designation of all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. From the beginning of the 19th century, when the term Romanesque was adopted for art, the chronological framework of the Gothic style was limited, the early, mature (high) and late phases were identified. Continue reading

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 as a maiden with a cat’s head or in the form of a lioness. Bastet was considered the daughter of Osiris and Isis. Prayers were dedicated to her: “She can bestow life and strength, all health and joy of the heart,” or “I am a cat, mother of life.” In her honor, cats were worshiped, they were mummified, a mouse was laid next to the cats, so that they could have something to do and eat in the afterlife. Continue reading

Moonlight painting
The Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition opened in the Tretyakov Gallery, bringing together more than 180 works by the artist and presenting his work from a new perspective - as a forerunner…

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Modern
Modern - (French moderne from the Latin. Modemus - new, modern) - the period of development of European art at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, the main content 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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