Aphrodite
Aphrodite or Venus - the goddess of love. Her name has become synonymous with Love and Beauty, and to this day, artists embody in them their idea of ​​Beauty. In…

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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,…

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Vintage fans

Fans appeared in the East at least 2000 years ago. Initially, the leaves of plants served as fans, the shape of which was later assumed by artificial fans. Their appearance and functions during this time changed radically. Initially, they had a purely practical purpose – to give coolness, fan the fire, drive away the flies. Only not so long ago, they acquired ritual and social significance. 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

The exhibition of national art opened in the “Manege”

The works of Qatari artists and photographers make up almost half of the total number of exhibits: the rest is the works of foreign authors (expats and guest artists) and an impressive collection of historical photography. The tone of this exhibition, in general, oddly enough, sets the photo.
From the photographs of contemporary authors, however, very predictable, the exhibition begins. Here, for example, a large format of work on the current architectural and construction boom in Doha. Continue reading

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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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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ONE OF THE ANCIENT STRUCTURES - THE TEMPLE OF FIRE IN PERU
How can this be? In Peru, that find is the oldest. Paradoxically, archaeologists dug out a temple in which people once probably worshiped fire and which — yes-yes — turned…

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