What candy candy wrappers tell 150 years ago about the pre-revolutionary history of Russia
Collecting candy wrappers can be considered a frivolous occupation, but sakulumistics is a hobby that is very popular today. Studying huge collections, you can find rare packages from sweets that…

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Why the extravagant genius of the Renaissance has not been recognized for centuries in the Homeland: “Another Venetian” by Lorenzo Lotto
Among the great Italian Renaissance artists, Lorenzo Lotto occupies a special place. More recently, this painter was in the shadow of his famous contemporaries and countrymen, for centuries remaining unrecognized…

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The best photo cosplay on the paintings of famous artists made for the project "Sfotkay type Rembrandt"
Back in December 2018, an open project “Sfotkay like Rembrandt” was launched, a huge number of people became interested. The project participants were supposed to reproduce famous works of classical…

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10 random discoveries that were made thanks to ancient art

Today, many cultures, cities and people of the past have been completely forgotten. Therefore, researchers often turn to art and inscriptions to learn more about life in antiquity. Some unusual findings can change the “facts” and even shed light on complex issues. The most remarkable discoveries are often accidental, and then scientists are amazed to discover both mysterious paintings and entire lost civilizations.

1. Frescoes in the octagonal tomb

In 2012, Chinese archaeologists made a find that only recently became known to the rest of the scientific community. It was an octagon-shaped tomb topped with a pyramidal roof. Continue reading

Exhibition of Ukrainian art in the Saatchi Gallery

Within the framework of the annual festival “Days of Ukraine in the UK”, which is held by the Firtash Foundation, in the London gallery Saatchi for the second time the official opening of the exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art.

The exhibition “Foreboding: Ukrainian Art Today” brought together more than 30 artists, many of whom are exhibited in a foreign gallery for the first time. Therefore, the first thing about the exhibition and the desired topic I wanted to hear the opinion of artists.

We are in a different dimension, starting with prices and continuing with the mental scales that people think. It seems that expositionally they are also in a different dimension – they have more space, they freely play with it. I feel comfortable. Continue reading

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. Over the years, cultural values ​​go up. The collection of companies has more miscalculation than flavoring. The Louis Vuitton Foundation’s collection is generally a twentieth-century star. It is enough to simply list the names in order to understand whether it is necessary to go to the exhibition: Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovich, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky. All this luxury is a response gesture of the foundation to our Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin, who in 2016-2017 sent his best works to the exhibition “Masterpieces of new painting. Collection of Sergei Schukin ”in the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris). Continue reading

19th Century Girl Albums
The young ladies of the 19th century were not so different from the modern ones: they also needed attention, recognition, evidence of sympathy from friends and, of course, a cordial…

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How the “woman with a man’s soul”, which Rubens himself painted, became the first lady of the Renaissance
The first lady of the Renaissance - such an honorary title could receive a great artist or muse for the creators of that era. But Isabella d’Este, namely, she has…

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What is special about the landscapes that are called the most Italian: Veduta and Capriccio
History did not preserve the name of the tourist that the first one wanted to take away from Italy a picturesque "postcard" in memory of the trip and thereby laid…

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What connects Stalin, the USA, the mafia, lemons and bananas: Fruits and their role in history
You never know when and how a seemingly trifle will affect the politics or economies of countries. Here, for example, fruit. With Rodari, they generally do politics personally, with the…

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