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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Ah, that strange word "Bonsai" ...
The word "bonsai" is translated from Japanese, literally means - (sai) - plant, (bon) - in a low container. Many consider the birthplace of bonsai Japan, and this, a very…

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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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The art of weaving lace

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

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 my opinion, is very unique, it can be perceived as a kind of diary, only you need to learn how to read it.

<Old-Russian ornament. Of course, in ancient-Russian ornament, as in many others, there are many motifs that were borrowed from other nations, in particular, from Byzantine and Eastern art. But at the same time, only those motifs that were close and understood by Russian masters took root in the ornament of Ancient Russia. Continue reading

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 of the XVIII century. Same as Louis XV style, since it coincides with the time of the reign of this king (1720-1765). Rococo is one of the most famous “royal styles”. The origin of its name and main forms is closely related to the concept of “rokail”.

In 1736, the French jeweler and woodcarver J. Mondon “Son” published an album of engraved drawings entitled “The First Book of the Forms of Rokaille and Cartelles”. 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…

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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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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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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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