Artistic carving on the leaves
Artistic carving on the leaves - this is what the Chinese masters of Longal Craft Co., Ltd. have been doing for several years. They perform unusual and unique works made…

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ALFRED EISENSHADT - CLASSIC REPORTING SHOOTING AND AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS "KISSING ON TIMES SQUARE"
American photojournalist Alfred Eisenstadt is known for his numerous and very talented reportage shots, primarily for Life magazine. Having given over to the profession for more than 70 years, he…

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HISTORY

PRIVATE COLLECTION IN RUSSIA OF THE XVIII CENTURY

The first Russian collectors of the European type.
Natural collecting activities, of course, existed in Russia long before the onset of the eighteenth century. But Peter’s reforms in the field of culture give it a new direction – they are oriented toward rapprochement with the culture of Western Europe. It was Peter I who stimulated the development of private collecting in Russia, which flourished in the second half of the 18th century. Following the Russian sovereign, who brought a new passion from overseas travel, many of his associates begin to collect rarities, and a number of remarkable private collections are gradually being formed – A.D. Menshikov, B.P. Sheremeteva, D.M., A.M. and D.A. Golitsyn and others. Continue reading

WATERWATER PAINTING
Despite the availability and prevalence, watercolor technique remains mysterious and incomprehensible to many, both amateurs and professional artists. With seeming ease, this material, associated with water, with its rebelliousness and…

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BERT SHTERN - CREATOR OF SIGN PORTRAITS OF CELEBRITIES
American photographer and documentary filmmaker Bertram, or Bert Stern (© Bert Stern) is an iconic figure in the world of commercial and fashion photography. This is one of the founders…

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