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…

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Romanesque art
Romanesque art, the style of architecture and other branches of art that originated in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term "Romanesque" (French Romanesque, Spanish romanico, German Romanik 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 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

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. Special hunting knives appeared, and under the influence of crooked Arab sabers, the appearance of European blades changed. Changed in the XVI century. fencing technique also influenced the development of cold weapons. Continue reading

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

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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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…

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7 sensational finds of Russian archaeologists
Princess Ukok The astounding discovery of archeologists in the Altai Mountains, on the Ukok Plateau, which thundered not only throughout Russia, but became famous throughout the world. In 1993, Novosibirsk…

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