It is unlikely that you will immediately find a small circle on the map, next to which are two words: “Great Ustyug”. We will show you – look at the very north of the Vologda region. Found? Today we will make a little trip to this city.
To begin with, his name reflects both geography and history. One of the oldest cities in northeastern Russia, Veliky Ustyug was founded where the South River flows into Sukhona. Continue reading
It is enough to remember the names of Giorgione and Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, and it becomes clear what a bright and beautiful page in the art of the Renaissance was the painting of Venice. In a politically fragmented Italy, each city was an independent state, and its artistic culture had a special character, its own unique features. Historical destinies, social structure, natural conditions, way of life, everyday and cultural traditions determined the originality of the art of a particular center.
Indeed, how could it be like any other art painting of Venice – a fabulous city that arose, as if by magic, among the waters of the Adriatic? Continue reading
The creation of artistically designed household items is one of the oldest art forms in India. Its impact is mighty, because it brings a person a great aesthetic joy, it refines the taste. Applied art enjoyed the deep love of the people. Tools, household items, military equipment and a religious cult are richly and ingeniously embellished. The producers were numerous artisan castes.
Thus, the artistic decoration of handwritten books became especially skillful in the 16th – 17th centuries. Continue reading