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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"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…

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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 broader ones – to define the ever-renewing tendencies of a restless, romantic attitude, thinking in expressive, dynamic forms, or generally as a poetic metaphor: “Baroque man” , “Baroque”, “Baroque world”, “Baroque life”. Finally, in every time, almost every historical art style finds its “baroque period”. Continue reading

Antique music boxes

Music boxes appeared in the second half of the XVIII century. in the Swiss canton of Jura, where they were made by watchmakers. The first mechanisms, in which the cams mounted on a rotating cylinder touched the teeth of a tempered steel comb, emitting sounds of the desired height, were part of a fighting clock or a jukebox. But by the beginning of the XIX century. they became independent tools that were placed in a wooden box and launched by lifting the lid. 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 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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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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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…

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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…

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