The art of lace making arouses interest for a long time and has a rich history. It flourished in the Middle Ages. And under the Soviet regime in Russia, this art was considered bourgeois. In the 1920s – 30s, handmade lace-making became one of Russia’s unique folk crafts.
In Tsarist Russia, there were 17 areas where lace was woven. Some of them, later, became crafts, in some lace weaving only for themselves. Continue reading
Impressionism (fr. Impressionisme, from impression – impression) – artistic style in the art of the last third of the XIX – early XX centuries, which had a great influence on all subsequent art. Impressionism is a purely French phenomenon, although English landscape painters J. Constable and W. Turner are considered its predecessors.
Impressionism originated in France in the 1860s, when E. Manet, O. Renoir, E. Degas introduced into the painting the diversity and complexity of urban life, the freshness and immediacy of world perception. Their works are characterized by the image of random situations, the courage of compositional decisions, the apparent imbalance of composition, unexpected points of view, perspectives. Continue reading
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