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Images of the sea in painting on the example of paintings by famous artists
Images of the sea in painting on the example of paintings by famous artists
Seascape is a special genre of painting. The sea is simply impossible to imagine static. However, to portray it, you need imagination. Without it, it is impossible to convey the "movement" of the elements, but the artists still manage to do it. Gusts...
17 May 2022, 12:00
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Srebrenik of Vladimir
Srebrenik of Vladimir
In our previous article, we talked about the beautiful Byzantine golden solid . Today's story is about the ruler of Kievan Rus, who adopted Christianity as the state religion, Vladimir the Great, and about the beginning of the coinage of Kievan Rus...
15 May 2022, 12:50
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Nigrinian - a forgotten figure in Roman history and his posthumous antoninian
Nigrinian - a forgotten figure in Roman history and his posthumous antoninian
In our last article, we talked about aureus Karin and Kara. Today we present the posthumous antoninian of a forgotten character in Roman history, who, although not a caesar or an august, nevertheless received posthumous honors. Depicted on the coin ...
14 May 2022, 8:00
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Simple shapes, engobe decor and original hand-painting are the legacy of Vasylkivska maoilyka
Simple shapes, engobe decor and original hand-painting are the legacy of Vasylkivska maoilyka
Vasilkovskaya majolica has always been an integral part of the arts and crafts of our country. It suffices to recall here that Vasilkov was one of the pottery centers of the Dnieper region as early as the 18th century. Therefore, dishes and decorative...
11 May 2022, 12:00
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Swiss brand Breguet: how did Abraham-Louis Breguet create a luxury watch brand?
Swiss brand Breguet: how did Abraham-Louis Breguet create a luxury watch brand?
Well-known watch brands often started their activities from small workshops or shops. This path was chosen by the watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, who in 1775 opened a small shop in Paris. Find out how the well-known manufacturer of wristwatches and...
9 May 2022, 17:00
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Notes of Christina Queen of Sweden in a rare edition of the 18th century
Notes of Christina Queen of Sweden in a rare edition of the 18th century
Books on the biographies or notes of monarchs contain extremely useful information for historians. The life of crowned persons, the organization of their day, meetings. What made them happy? What, on the contrary, was frustrating? What attracted...
2 May 2022, 9:00
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“Even after the darkest night dawn comes...”: dance themes in painting of the 17th-18th centuries
“Even after the darkest night dawn comes...”: dance themes in painting of the 17th-18th centuries
With all the variety of paintings depicting dance scenes, the palm belongs to the painters of the 17th century. Indeed, the number of such works exceeds all the wildest expectations. People who play music, dance or learn to dance are quite common...
29 April 2022, 15:00
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Badge of the II Artillery Battalion of the UPR army sold at Violiti for 100,000 hryvnias
Badge of the II Artillery Battalion of the UPR army sold at Violiti for 100,000 hryvnias
Coins, stamps, paintings related to the history of Ukraine remind of the past of our country. But a special place among such items is occupied by military relics. We are talking about the banner of the period of the liberation struggle of the Ukrainian...
27 April 2022, 20:00
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Icon of St. Nicholas: the history of the iconographic image
Icon of St. Nicholas: the history of the iconographic image
Nicholas the Wonderworker is one of the most revered saints in the Christian world, so it is not surprising that his icon-paintings occupy a special place. Icons of St. Nicholas are found in almost every Orthodox church. Nicholas of Myra was called the...
25 April 2022, 10:00
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"Russian warship, go…" and the description of the putler - a charity lot from a caring blogger
The charity lot, which appeared on Violity website in the Philately section, is unusual for several reasons. The history of this subject is connected with the well-known postage stamp, and with collecting, and with the attitude of Ukrainians to the war...
21 April 2022, 12:00
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