"The Great Castration": How the shame was covered in paintings and sculptures at different times
The history of art knows many examples when, at the change of cultural eras, works created by predecessors begin to be perceived not quite correctly. Probably the most revealing in…

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From cave paintings to drawings of the great Pushkin: History of a portrait profile
The profile, which in the modern world is associated primarily with self-presentation in the Internet space, in its original meaning of a half-turn, a silhouette, is almost the same age…

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"The Great Castration": How the shame was covered in paintings and sculptures at different times
The history of art knows many examples when, at the change of cultural eras, works created by predecessors begin to be perceived not quite correctly. Probably the most revealing in…

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How philanthropist Savva Mamontov revived Russian ceramics: Unique majolica Abramtseva

Everyone knows about the influence that philanthropist Savva Mamontov had on patronage of Russian culture, who gathered the greatest artists at his Abramtsevo estate. But special attention is required to create the famous majolica plant. With the help of talented artists and an equally talented chemist, the production of Savva Mamontov made a real breakthrough in ceramic technology. The Abramtsevo majolica, preserved on the facades of houses, still pleases the eye as a monument to the modern era and an unsurpassed art form.

An experimental ceramic art workshop appeared in this unique corner of Russian culture in 1889, 19 years after Savva Mamontov acquired the estate from writer Sergei Aksakov. Continue reading

Secrets of self-portraits of famous artists: Reflection in the mirror, portrait-bacon and other oddities
Self-portrait in most cases is an instrument of narcissism, an attempt to leave your image in eternity. But if a genius takes up the matter, his image on canvas can…

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Poster of the exhibition “Louis Vuitton Foundation Collection” in Moscow
Wealthy companies collect art for two reasons. Because they are responsible businessmen, investing part of superprofits in something rational, kind, eternal. And because works of art are a good investment.…

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“Special Look”: Exhibition “Schukin. Collection Biography ”at the Pushkin Museum
Together with the portal “Special Vision”, the editors of “Your leisure” continue the column in which blind critics write reviews and reviews of performances, exhibitions, concerts and cinema. The first…

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The family of artists da Vezzo: How the artist was destined for an early death, and her husband - fame and a new marriage
The happiness of family life and the happiness of self-realization in one's beloved business are eternal values ​​that existed back in the days of the Ottoman sultans and musketeer swords.…

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