Chess chevres
Saracens – figures from the set.
There are many versions of the origin of this game, which has been played by people all over the world for many centuries and generations. The rules of
Shibata Zeshin – Japanese artist and master of lacquer painting
Inro (trifle case) depicting pumpkins and plum blossoms, height 9.5 cm, Shibata Zeshin, circa 1865, from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) was a Japanese artist and master of lacquer painting, who was called “the greatest varnisher in Japan.” Zeshin was born and raised in Edo (modern
Blue Rider – the highest point of German expressionism
Franz Mark. Deer in the Forest, 1913.
The Blue Rider, or Der blaue Reiter is the most significant association of masters of fine art in the history of German expressionism. Formed in 1911, the group
Expressionism a shocking emotional movement in the art
Ludwig Kirchner, Dresden Street.
Expressionism a shocking emotional movement in the art of the 20th century The founders of Expressionism refused to see their purpose in the traditional reproduction of reality. Expressionism
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