Winter landscape (Nature. Oil and pastel)
What serves as an inspiration to the artist? What drives the artist, forcing him to look for more and more new motives for creativity? Levitan Isaac Ilyich. March It is…

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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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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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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

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…

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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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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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Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian: Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - reception, method) - a name that conventionally indicates stylistic tendencies, as well as a certain stage in the development of European,…

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