Russian splint
Who and why called them “cheap” is not known. Maybe because the pictures were cut out on lime boards (they called the bast then), maybe because they were sold in…

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Tattoo history
The history of the tattoo has its roots in the distant past. The most ancient tattoos were discovered during excavations of the Egyptian pyramids. However, there is no evidence that…

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Russian splint
Who and why called them “cheap” is not known. Maybe because the pictures were cut out on lime boards (they called the bast then), maybe because they were sold in…

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China

Decoupage or napkin technology – from the beginnings to life

In this article, I will lead all about decoupage technique. Perhaps you are already familiar with it or have heard that decoupage is a technique for decorating with paper cuttings: plates, boxes, frames, vases, lamps, furniture and other things. But I hope to surprise more than one person with my story.

Decoupage history
Let’s start with the very concept: decoupage – comes from the French verb decouper – cut. And this is a kind of collage. This is not a new direction in art – it is a technique that has gained enough popularity at the present time, originates from the 12th century. Continue reading

Anime
The word "anime" is an abbreviation for English "animation." The term "anime" was strengthened only in the mid-1970s, and before that, this concept was denoted "manga-eyg", which means "movie-comics". At…

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Painting
Painting, a form of fine art, works of art, which are created with the help of paints applied to any hard surface. Like other forms of art, painting performs ideological…

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Romanesque art
Romanesque art, the style of architecture and other branches of art that originated in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term “Romanesque” (French Romanesque, Spanish romanico, German Romanic from…

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Pop Art
Pop art (English pop-art, from popular art to public art) is a trend that took shape first in modern art and then in various spheres of popular culture of the…

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