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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Monet Claude Oscar
Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. When the future artist was five years old, his family moved to the port city of Le Havre on…

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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,…

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What is your strength, Amulet?

Since ancient times, trying to protect themselves, people endowed various objects with mystical, supernatural properties. Various amulets, talismans, amulets from ancient times could have different meanings, but they all had one function – to protect and protect a person.

An amulet was considered an object, which was attributed to the miraculous ability to protect the owner from disasters, illness and “evil spells.” The amulet was credited with the magical ability to protect or protect people and animals, especially the warrior and his horse, home and utensils, tools and weapons from evil demons and envious people. Amulets could be protective and prosperous, signs or objects, such as semiprecious and precious stones. Amulets were worn as ornaments on the neck, on the fingers or on the hand, sewn to clothes. Clay amulets, made in the form of masks, were hung in houses and workshops. Amulets could even make up part of the clothes, for example, a bull in Etruria, which later in the form of a golden capsule was worn by Roman boys until adolescence.

Stone amulet “Happiness for two” The first time the amulet was mentioned by Pliny and meant a remedy Continue reading

What surprised Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival in 2020
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Rococo
Rococo (French rococo - artsy, bizarre from rocaille - rocky from roc - rock, cliff). Rococo is an original art style developed in the art of France in the first…

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Color Pencil Technique
Most recently discovered a colored pencil. I suggest you take a closer look at this material. Working with young children, she offered them colored pencils for the first acquaintance with…

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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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