Gothic ornament
Gothic ornament is very diverse and symbolic. It uses transformed ancient and Byzantine motifs, along with new themes. A characteristic feature of the Gothic ornament are rectilinear geometric forms, forms…

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Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian. Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - method, method) - the name conventionally denoting stylistic trends, as well as a certain stage in the development of European, mainly…

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Rococo
Rococo (French rococo - fanciful, quaint from rocaille - rocky from roc - rock, cliff). Rococo - the original art style, developed in the art of France, the first half…

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Children’s creativity

Reflecting on the future of their child, all parents make plans and want their children to grow up as geniuses. And, of course, all possible efforts are being made to implement this. Many times I witnessed how mothers boasted to each other what kind of brilliant children they have. “Here is my daughter, only one and a half years old, and she knows how to count to five!” “Oh, and my little son will be four next month, and we have already learned all the letters and will soon be learning the multiplication table!” Continue reading

What is your power, Amulet?

Since ancient times, trying to protect themselves, people endowed various objects with mystical, supernatural properties. Different charms, talismans, amulets have long had different meanings, but they all had one function – to protect and protect people.

Amulet considered the subject, which was attributed to the miraculous ability to protect the owner from disaster, illness and “evil spell.” Amulet attributed the magical property to protect or protect people and animals, especially the warrior and his horse, house and utensils, tools and weapons from evil demons and envious people. Amulets could be security and well-being, signs or objects, such as semi-precious and precious stones. Continue reading

Types of ornament
Throughout the history of art can meet various types of ornament. Every nation, and sometimes even its individual part, may have its own ornament. The motifs of the ornament can…

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Post-impressionism
Since the end of XIX - early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles…

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Modern
Modern - (French moderne from the Latin. Modemus - new, modern) - the period of development of European art at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, the main content of…

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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:…

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