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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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…

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Knitting
Knitting has been around for a long time. Scotland and Scandinavian countries are considered to be his birthplace, although some sources claim that knitting began to exist in ancient Egypt.…

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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 in the form of a pointed arch, spherical triangles and quadrangles, floral ornament: leaves of grapes, burdock, oak, ivy, clover, roses, etc. Very often you can find the image of the trefoil and double leaf. Later, images of prickly plants begin to appear: blackthorn, thistle, fern and others.

The art of Gothic ornamentation is very closely associated with sculpture. In sculpture, floral ornamental motifs are often used. The idea of ​​using the motives of real flora in gothic decor becomes a kind of law. Continue reading

Empire
Empire (French empire - Empire from the Latin. Imperium - command, power) - artistic style, created in France at the beginning of the XIX century, in the era of the…

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Art Evaluation Criteria
The term "art", the definition of "art" can be attributed to a variety of objects - from prehistoric drawings on stones and ceramics to the rubble of household and industrial…

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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…

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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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