Madonna in the rocks - Leonardo da Vinci. 189.5x120 It seems that the works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) are doomed to endless discussions about their content, creation history, subsequent fate, writing technique, genesis and influence. The painting “Madonna in the Rocks” is no exception: is it connected with an earlier Louvre work (1483-1484 / 85), why did the master decide to re-write this story, create its second version (serious researchers do not call this painting a copy)?
Category Museums and Art
The history of this museum began in the early 60s. As a result of the active work of UNESCO and the financial participation of European countries, numerous expeditions in a relatively short time were able to not only discover, but also transport hundreds of thousands of invaluable evidence of the history and culture of ancient Nubia to a safe place.
The old Egyptian capital - Thebes - on the site of which Luxor is now located, can be considered a museum almost entirely. The surviving ruins of at least four majestic temples, the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the museum itself - crowds of tourists do not dry out all year round. Luxor Temple Like any ancient temple in Egypt, Luxor Sanctuary is a symbolic image of the Nile.
The special status of the city, an unusual and eventful history, a unique national composition and a characteristic dialect make Odessa a city self-sufficient, free and belonging to world culture. The sculptural monuments here are very numerous, original and attractive. Monuments to the founders of the city. The most lively and popular place among tourists in Odessa is Primorsky Boulevard and the Potemkin Stairs.
In its splendor, only the Versailles palace complex in Europe can argue with the Forbidden City in Beijing, and in Asia and America it simply has no equal. Half of the millennium of imperial China is represented in 999 rooms, halls, and terraces of the palace complex. You need to plan a visit here in advance, dividing it into several days, because it is impossible to embrace the immensity in a few hours.
The oldest ethnographic open-air museum, Skansen, has been attracting tourists from all over the Earth for more than 120 years. The thing is that here in a relatively small territory you can see all of Sweden without leaving the institution. It is here that various events are held during the main public holidays of Sweden: Flag Day, Mid-Summer Day, Christmas, Easter, etc.
The National Archaeological Museum of Spain recently opened after a major renovation. The collection expanded, new artifacts appeared, the technical equipment of the museum improved. The exposition is located on three floors of a huge building with a mezzanine. Even before the entrance, visitors can see the carefully recreated Altamira cave with unique cave paintings.
The State Museum of Lazaro Galdiano is one of the most interesting and popular museums in the world and, obviously, the most beloved museum of the people of Madrid. Here are collected the works of such great Spanish masters as Francisco Goya, Jerome Bosch, Francisco Zurbaran, El Greco, Murillo, Velazquez, as well as works by famous artists of the English school: Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Joshua Reynolds, George Romney and many other authors.
Among the Roman attractions, Villa Farnesina is quiet and calm. It is here that the tourist has the opportunity to calmly enjoy the atmosphere of the Renaissance without the fuss that is so characteristic of the Eternal City. Built once for a wealthy banker, the two-story villa offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the paintings made 500 years ago by Rafael, Peruzzi, del Piombo, Bazzi.
Often tourists visiting Sweden think that the Vasa Museum, the main exhibit of which is a warship that sank immediately after leaving the shipyard, is not the most interesting place in Stockholm. The Swedes managed to create such an extensive exposition around the unfortunate ship that it was more like a museum of the 17th century than a single ship.
The name of this summer palace Wittelsbach tunes in a frivolous mood - the castle of the nymphs. In many countries this would have ended, but Wittelsbachs were not like that. For two centuries, each new owner of the castle attached something to himself from him. As a result: today Nymphenburg is a whole complex of buildings with a length of more than 700 meters.
Plastic bottles are a major environmental hazard. Back in the mid-70s, competitions and festivals were organized in Europe and America, all expenses were borne by the manufacturers of carbonated drinks, receiving dividends in the form of an increase in sales. The transparency of the material contributed to the fact that from the very beginning plastic bottles were used to create the most incredible fixtures .
The State Museum of the East was organized back in 1918, which means that very soon it will celebrate its centenary. Today it is located in the famous “Lunin House” and is always ready to offer its visitors a fascinating meeting with the art of Japan and China, Iran and India, countries of Southeast and Central Asia, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan, etc.
Kiss - Edward Munch. 99x81 The plot of the picture would probably suit the masters of the Rococo era. A couple, frozen in a passionate kiss behind a curtain by an open window, forgot about everything in the world. Two people, merging at dusk, enjoy each other. For all the piquancy of the situation, the author is very delicate. The distortion of space characteristic of the master in this case illustrates the emotional intensity, passion.
Perseus frees Andromeda - Rubens. Oil, canvas, 99.5x139 cm One of the undisputed masterpieces of Rubens, created by him in the period 1620-21. Based on the ancient story of the son of Zeus Perseus, who defeated the terrible Medusa Gorgon and the beautiful Andromeda, the daughter of King Kephei and Queen Cassiopeia, doomed to become a victim of a sea monster, the completely Flemish acquires a completely new sound.
One of the largest presidential residences in the world today is open to visitors. During this time, a lot of architectural masterpieces appeared here, in addition, all the main treasures of the Czech Republic are stored here. the first Saturday after October 28 (Day of the proclamation of the Czech Republic).
Like any island culture, Japan is special in everything. It is known that sculpture appeared here before the paintings and traditions of this art form are very ancient and ancient. Religious sculptures. Most of the inhabitants of the land of the rising sun adhere to Shinto religious beliefs.
The sculpture of the peoples of Africa has long attracted connoisseurs of the whole world with its originality and dissimilarity to the usual works of traditional Western art. The undoubted advantage of the works of African masters is their peculiar understanding of the reality of the image, as well as the sacred nature of all art.
The sculpture of the late Middle Ages, which was aesthetically and aesthetically connected with the Gothic style, is completely subordinate to Christian ideology, is closely connected with architecture and strict rules for the depiction of sacred figures. In fact, in Gothic times, sculpture was not considered as an independent art.
The Moscow status and centuries-old history of Moscow implies a very large number of very different sculptural monuments. Some are mixed by historians. In a short review, it makes sense to dwell on the most famous sculptures that have been tested by time and history. The oldest sculptural monument in Moscow, preserved in a whirlwind of eternal Moscow historical storms, is a truly popular and very sincere monument.
Night Watch - Rembrandt. 363x437 A company of militias goes on a campaign. Sharp peaks rose, the militia is ready to go into battle. Among the soldiers are people of different ages, social status, income levels. All are united by a patriotic impulse. The carefully painted faces of the heroes of the monumental canvas create a feeling of authenticity and complete realism of what is happening.