Aphrodite
Aphrodite or Venus is 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…

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What did Napoleon do for the Louvre
The collection of the Louvre quickly increased due to paintings and sculptures confiscated during the revolution by the clergy and nobles. In addition, revolutionary France waged war with almost the…

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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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Art connoisseurs

Seljuk figurines: golden age gypsum aliens

Gypsum sculptures found in the area of ​​the Seljuk empire were called Seljuk statuettes. They were created during the “Golden Age” – between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Figures adorned the interior walls and friezes of the Seljuk palaces, along with other decorative plaster decorations.

The figures were painted in bright and often golden colors. They represented real people and served as symbols of power.

Islamic art of the Seljuks

The Seljuks were a Turkish dynasty of nomadic origin from Central Asia. The dynasty began to rule the eastern Islamic world after defeating Ghazni in the Battle of Dandanakan and the overthrow of the Bugid dynasty. Continue reading

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 from a self-taught artist to an artist-teacher. His life combined the features of a typical fate of a person from the people and a unique biography of a gifted person.

The extraordinary figure of Kuindzhi has become legendary already in the eyes of contemporaries. Subsequently, the interest in it of domestic art historians was constantly increasing. However, to this day, the life and work of the famous landscape painter are fraught with many mysteries. Continue reading

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 the State Hermitage is the only museum in the world that provides such an opportunity.

Collection of small plastic of the prehistoric era in the Hermitage
The collection of small plastics of the prehistoric era in the Hermitage is one of the largest in the world. More than twenty Stone Age Venus figures make up the well-deserved pride of the museum. The permanent exhibition of the museum has stone and bone sculptures. Among all the exhibits belonging to this era, one can note the plastic works of Scythian masters. Continue reading

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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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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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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Composition by painting or essays by young art historians
Have you ever written an essay on a painting? Well, if you do not take into account those who are doing this professionally, that is, they write articles on art…

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