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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Empire
Empire (French empire - empire from the Latin. Imperium - command, power) - an art style created in France at the beginning of the 19th century, during the era of…

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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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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

For many centuries, the Bible has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, poets, and writers. Without claiming to be innovative, we will see how the three great artists refracted the same parable in the crystal of their work.

The parable of the prodigal son tells us that the son left home, returned naked and barefoot. The father received him, ordered to kill the fat calf in honor of the return of his son. In the era of religious wars, violent peasant uprisings, Jacquerie and Bashmak, this parable was very relevant and two great contemporaries, Bosch and Durer turned to this story, showing us different facets and reasons for the appearance “Prodigal sons.” The third of the great artists examined here, Rembrandt, was born eighty years after the death of the youngest of them, Dürer, in a more relaxed era and his interpretation of the parable is much calmer than the works of Bosch and, especially, Dürer, saturated with tragedy.

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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…

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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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Hermitage sculpture
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Seljuk figurines: golden age gypsum aliens
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