A significant contribution to the technology was made by Iran (Persia), India and China. If we talk about Iran, then it is necessary to note the massive bracelets of silver and gold worn by men and women. They are a simple ring that closes with the symmetrical heads of animals. On some products you can see the remains of inlay with blue cloisonne enamel. It is necessary to dwell on China in more detail, since it was the Chinese masters who achieved certain successes in this technique. In the Shoshoin treasury there is a silver mirror in the form of a blooming lotus made using the cloisonne enamel technique.
Much later, several other enamels will appear. Chinese painted enamels are one of the few types of applied art, which until recently had received almost no attention. They entered the literature under the name Continue reading
The sun sets, and the wind died down, There is no trace of those lights pierced by clouds; Here, on the outskirts, a living and unburning wavered, All that steppe illuminated and faded ray. There is already no sun, there is no day of tireless aspirations, Only the sunset will burn for a long time a little visibly; Oh, if heaven had judged without grievous languor, It would be the same for me, looking back at life, to die! Athanasius Fet Vladimir Egorovich pretty rubbed his hands, shook his disheveled hair. Today is Wednesday, which means – again fun, the joy of creative communication. His house will be filled with noise and noise, heated debate and deafening laughter. The most talented and restless brothers will gather again with him.
Artists are people from God, people are creators. Vladimir Shmarovin organized his famous mediums for Continue reading
The artist and the city. This artist painted urban views, urban landscapes (this genre is called “Veduta”). Someone was engaged in portraits, someone in nature, someone in barracks, and Bernardo Belotto was devoted to urban views.
As a rule, these were streets, squares, buildings that existed in his time. But how can an artist create without imagination? Does not work! And what comes out from under his brush? It can be a fantastic view of the city, that is, one in which everything is fiction. It can be a self-portrait against the background of the city landscape, where the landscape existed only in the imagination of the artist, and the self-portrait is similar to the original only in the outlines of the figure and face. We are facing a painting by Bernardo Belotto, nicknamed “Canaletto”, which is called “Architectural Fantasy with a Self-Portrait in the Costume of the Ambassador of Venice.”
A luxurious wig, a rich raspberry cloak, a sparkling gold cloak on the left shoulder – apparently, this was what the ambassador of Venice looked like in those years. And all this – against the backdrop of a complex architectural structure: a bridge at a height of about five meters, the longest colonnade with a gallery … Continue reading