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…

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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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Useful habits for novice artists
We all know that it is much easier to acquire habits than to get rid of them. Hence, the acquisition of good habits will not allow you to appear harmful,…

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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 bast boxes ofeni-shipwrights, or, according to Moscow legend, everything went from Lubyanka, the street where making popular prints.

Humorous folk pictures sold at fairs as early as the 17th century, until the beginning of the 20th, were considered the most popular art form in Russia, although the attitude towards them was not serious, since in the higher strata of society they categorically refused to recognize as art what the common people created, self-taught , often on gray paper, to the joy of the peasant people. Continue reading

Parable of the Prodigal Son

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

The parable of the prodigal son says that the son left home, and returned naked and bos. His father accepted him, ordered him to stab his fat calf in honor of his son’s return. 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 causes “Prodigal sons.” 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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Romanticism
Romanticism (French romantisme from the Latin. Roman romanum from Roma - Rome) is one of two, along with Classicism, the fundamental tendencies of artistic thinking. However, historically, this word has…

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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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Theater
Theater (from the Greek. Theatron - a place for shows; sight), a kind of art. Theater is a form of social consciousness, it is inseparable from the life of the…

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