Steampunk subculture, art style or genre of literature?
Utopia poster about flying machines in steampunk style. End of XIX century.
Steampunk most often displays an openly cynical and pessimistic view of people’s lives. Along with this, parodic and comedic motifs are often used, ridiculing greed, vanity, debauchery and
Faberge cigarette cases
Golden cigarette case covered with green guilloche enamel and adorned with diamonds by August Holming Faberge 1899 1904
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the ban on smoking in public places was canceled, which the newspaper Severnaya Pochta informed all Petersburgers on July 15, 1865.
Products of Chinese glassmakers in pâte-de-verre technique
Rabbit and cabbage figurine
The technique of creating pâte-de-verre glass products was most developed in the 19th century in France, although its techniques were known in earlier times. In our time, work
Toyism is a fun and colorful art with complex hidden undertones
Jafar jumping rope.
Toyism (from English toy – “toy”) is a direction of contemporary art in which an artist or a group of authors create a work with a hidden serious
Caskets Cartier Art Deco and Chinoiserie
Magnificent table box in the form of a boat, carved in jade on legs of lapis lazuli in a gold frame; the lid is made in the form of two plates of rock crystal, opening with jade rings, length 30 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Many of the Cartie pieces from the Art Deco period created in Paris were inspired by the aesthetics of the Orient. In these beautiful works, the motifs of
Reverse Graffiti: How Briton Paul Curtis Turns Wall Cleaning into Art
reverse graffiti
Among the more original ways to apply images to walls, Reverse Graffiti, or reverse graffiti, is gaining popularity. The essence of this method is simple: the artist looks
Ron Haviv: photos that make you change your mind
Haiti. The aftermath of the earthquake
Photojournalist Ron Haviv became famous for his anti-war images. His fast-paced journalism career began immediately after graduating from New York University. He used every opportunity to create sensational
Orest Kurlyukov – painted enamel
Silver gilded card case, decorated with cloisonne and painted enamel, length 10 cm, O. Kurlyukov, Moscow, circa 1900
Orest Fedorovich Kurlyukov, who created one of the most famous jewelry brands in Moscow at the end of the 19th century, was the son-in-law of I.P. Khlebnikov and
Faberge Jewelers – Eric August Collin
Rococo octagonal jade box set in gold with hinged lid set with ruby and diamonds
For the Moscow exhibition of 1882, the Faberge firm prepared a stand with exact copies of jewelry from the Kerch treasure. Jewelry work was carried out by Eric
Enamel patterns by Ivan Saltykov
Silver gilded mug with a lid, decorated with the image of the monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square by Ivan Martos, and a floral ornament in the technique of cloisonné enamel, height 19.7 cm, Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, 1895
Silversmith Ivan Saltykov, who lived in Moscow at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, glorified his name by producing incredibly beautiful dishes in the Russian style,