The sculptural industry of Great Dali
Salvador Dali is a brilliant Spanish painter and sculptor, who left behind hundreds of outstanding works. Surrealistic sculptures of the master evoke a whole gamut of feelings from the viewer,…

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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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Romanticism
Romanticism (French romantisme from Latin romanum Roman from Roma - Rome) is one of two, along with Classicism, the fundamental tendencies of artistic thinking. However, historically, they began to call…

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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

Sculpture
Sculpture (lat. Sculptura, from sculpo - carve, cut), sculpture, plastic (Greek plastike, from plasso - sculpt), a form of fine art based on the principle of a three-dimensional, physically three-dimensional…

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Picasso Pablo
Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous creators of the XX century. His name becomes a synonym for a whole artistic direction, and his personality not only captivates people…

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Surrealism
Surrealism (from the French surrealisme - literally super-realism) is a trend in contemporary bourgeois art that originated in France in the early 1920s. Being a characteristic expression of the crisis…

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Baroque
Baroque - (Portuguese. Baroco - freaky, bad, wrong, spoiled). The term "baroque" has many meanings in the history of art. Among them are narrower, to indicate artistic styles in the…

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