Post-impressionism
From the end of XIX - beginning of XX centuries. various new trends in French painting came together under the name post-impressionism, which consciously opposed certain principles of impressionism. Post-impressionism…

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Hermitage sculpture
Visitors to the State Hermitage have a unique opportunity to see the best plastic samples created by masters for the entire time that intelligent life on Earth has existed. Perhaps…

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Pictures of an Elusive World - Ukiyo-e
Identity is a key feature of Japanese ukiyo-e engravings. Having no analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation…

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Plaster stucco on the marine theme

At all times, magnificent temples and palaces were erected dedicated to the sea and the noble profession of sailors. Such architectural monuments can be found in Russia, in the countries of Europe, the United States of America and the African Republics. In our country, the Sea Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the numerous Lighthouse Temples on the Black Sea coast can be considered examples of such monuments. These buildings are traditionally richly decorated with gypsum stucco and a sculpture on the marine theme.

Gypsum maritime symbols

To create a special marine atmosphere, sculptors use special symbols that create associations with fascinating sea voyages, magnificent ships and inhabitants of the deep ocean. Embodied in gypsum, such Continue reading

The greatest sculptors of the XIX century

The development of sculpture at the beginning of the XIX century is associated with a significant influence of neoclassicism on sculpture and art. Moreover, over the course of a century, this influence gradually waned, and the greatest masters of Europe increasingly perpetuated in their works the monarchs and rulers of the countries in which they lived. This era gave mankind a great many famous sculptures that went down in the history of world art. The 19th century can rightfully be considered the century of conservatism, which was manifested primarily in the sculpture and stucco work of the masters of this era. Let us recall the greatest sculptors of the 19th century and analyze their influence on the global creative environment. Continue reading

What surprised Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival in 2020

For many people, winter is clearly associated with snowdrifts, New Year, Christmas tree, the smell of fresh needles, tangerines and cinnamon. But do you know what a real winter fairy tale looks like? Harbin’s annual snow and ice festival can let you see first-hand what it is! How can I turn ordinary snow into an exciting magical country. Where everyone can again feel that same, forgotten by adults, children’s sense of faith in miracles.

Every year in Harbin, in the province of Heilongjiang (China), an event is held, which, today, without a doubt, can be called one of the most ambitious in the world – this is an international festival of snow and ice. Participants create ice and snow sculptures that amaze their imagination with their filigree Continue reading

Types of Ornament
Throughout the history of art, you can find various types of ornaments. Each nation, and sometimes even its individual part, may have its own ornament. The motives of the ornament…

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Ornament of primitive peoples
People have long sought to decorate their homes and household items. Archaeologists, so far, find various confirmations of the existence of the art world of different eras. These confirmations are…

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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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I'm a cat, mother of life
Nowhere is a cat revered like in Egypt. The complex metaphorical meaning that world mythology endowed with the image of this beautiful intelligent animal, the Egyptians reduced to positive, pleasant…

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