Pictures of amber
Amber paintings are one of the trends in jewelry making. Since ancient times, amber has been used for making various jewelry, amber products have always been considered quite expensive gifts.…

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Levitsky. Portrait of Khrushchev and Khovanskaya
Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki" One thousand seven hundred seventy three State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg In the…

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Chandeliers in interior design
The chandelier in the interior is quite an important element, as it gives completeness to the entire interior design. Imagine a chic classic interior, and absolutely contradicting the interior of…

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Short biography of the landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

A love of nature in the works of Shishkin.
In 1832, on January 25, in the city of Yelabuga, Vyateb province, a son Ivan was born in the family of merchant Ivan Shishkin. In the Kazan gymnasium, the future artist received his first education.

After 4 years of study, Ivan Shishkin entered the Moscow school of painting. In 1856, after finishing school, he decided to continue his studies in St. Petersburg and entered the Academy of Arts. Continue reading

About greeting cards

Probably there is not a single person who did not receive and did not give a card. A postcard or” open letter “is a postcard with an image that can be made just as beautiful art, or have a thematic focus with text, such as “Dear hero of the Day”, but it is worth noting that the text does not carry a specific date of birth, etc.

The history of the postcard begins in 1869, when a “correspondent card” was issued in Austria-Hungary with a printed stamp of two kreuzers. During the war, soldiers sent letters to their relatives, sometimes providing them with illustrations, this idea was actively accepted by postal merchants. Continue reading

Portrait by photo – a unique gift to a loved one
If you are rushing from store to store in search of a gift for a loved one and do not know what to buy, because you want something new, beautiful,…

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Copper in the arts
The history of copper goes back thousands of years,it is one of those metals that people have mastered in ancient times. In nature, copper is found in its native form.…

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Sand paintings. How to draw a sand picture
Sand paintings are colored sand in a bottle or other glass container, of various shapes and sizes. The creation of such paintings was widespread in the Arab countries, from there…

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The image of the human body in the history of art
Visual perception of the surrounding world is undoubtedly the most important thing in a person's life, because more than eighty percent of the information a person perceives through visual receptors.…

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