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…

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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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Impressionism

Impressionism (fr. Impressionisme, from impression – impression) – artistic style in the art of the last third of the XIX – early XX centuries, which had a great influence on all subsequent art. Impressionism is a purely French phenomenon, although English landscape painters J. Constable and W. Turner are considered to be its predecessors.
Impressionism originated in France in the 1860s, when E. Manet, O. Renoir, E. Degas introduced into the painting the diversity and complexity of urban life, the freshness and immediacy of world perception. Continue reading

Decorative and applied arts

Decorative art (from the Latin. Decoro “decorating”) – a section of art, which includes a fairly large number of industries, it is one of the most important areas of folk art and is closely related to design. Decorative – applied art is a field of decorative art that studies the creation of artistic works used in everyday life and artistic processing of products. His works can be: various utensils, furniture, fabrics, tools, vehicles, as well as clothing and various decorations. Continue reading

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 ancient myths, the image of Aphrodite is not so romantic. According to one of the earlier versions, it came from the blood of the insulated Crown of Uranus, which fell into the sea and formed foam. This myth traces the primordial principle of Aphrodite, not so much the goddess of love, as the patroness of childbirth, the sea, eternal spring and life, which gives abundance. It is much more ancient than the god-ruler Zeus, it is the giver of life. Simultaneously with it, from the blood of Uranus, erinias and giants, personifying the terrible impulses of the unconscious, appeared. Continue reading

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 history of the archaeological study of the Mayan cities
The first civilized people of America that the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the western hemisphere were Maya. In 1517, on the rocky coast of Cape…

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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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