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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Old Russian ornament
I think many will agree with me that the ornament, like any other folk art, is a reflection of the culture, customs, and foundations of its time. Ornamental art, 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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artistic generalization

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 be from different areas and spheres, for example from geometry, fauna, flora; they may be the outlines of the human body or surrounding objects. The motive in the ornament is its part, its main element. The motive can consist of one element or of many, decorated in a single whole. Continue reading

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 people, their national history and culture. The theater usually achieves artistic growth when, penetrating the advanced ideas of the epoch, it fights for humanistic ideals and deeply and truthfully reveals the complexity of the inner world of a person, his aspirations.

Artistic reflection of life, the approval of certain ideas, worldview, ideology is performed in the theater through a dramatic act performed by the actors in front of the audience. Continue reading

Classicism
Unlike classics, classicism is not a qualitative, but a functional concept; it expresses a certain tendency of artistic thinking, based on the desire for simplicity, clarity, rationality, and the consistency…

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I'm a cat, mother of life
Nowhere is the cat revered as in Egypt. The complex metaphorical sense that world mythology endowed the image of this beautiful intelligent animal, the Egyptians reduced to positive, pleasing to…

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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…

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Landscape poetry
My lessons in art history are different. I give lectures to adults, and I try to talk more with the children, to play, to bring about “co-creation” in them. Especially…

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