HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN PHOTOS
Autumn opens up a wide range of photographic possibilities, especially for those who love rich colors and capricious weather. With rapidly changing landscapes, colorful paintings and shorter days, it is…

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TIPS ON UNDERWATER PHOTOS
Underwater photography is fun. This is a great way to combine your passion for diving with a love of photography. Just like exploring “ground” photography, underwater photography is a journey…

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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

MAN RAY - A MAN OF THE RENAISSANCE IN THE ERA OF SURREALISM
Man Ray - one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, made by the magazine Art News among the 25 most influential photographers of the century. An American…

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RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS. ST. PETERSBURG
In 2007, the Russian Academy of Arts celebrates its 250th anniversary. November 17, 1757 (old style - November 6) - The governing senate of the Russian Empire adopted a decree…

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