Category Museums and Art

Four Seasons. Autumn - Nicolas Poussin
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Four Seasons. Autumn - Nicolas Poussin

Four Seasons. Autumn - Nicolas Poussin. 1660-1664. 118x160 The Seasons landscape series of the famous representative of the classicism style of France in the 17th century Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) includes plot compositions on the themes of the Old Testament events of the history of mankind, which the artist associates with the seasons according to the principle of generation, growing up, aging and death.

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Sculptures in Germany

It was in Germany that not so long ago the oldest sculpture in Europe was found. This female figure is 5 millennia older than the numerous Venus of the Paleolithic. Therefore, Germany can be called the birthplace of the art of sculpture in the Old World. The relief from Hornhausen (a German warrior on a horse, the 7th century) and the crucifix of the Hero in Cologne Cathedral (10th century) are best preserved from the earliest sculptures of medieval Germany.
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Cerralbo Museum, Madrid, Spain

Among the aristocrats of the Serralbo clan there were many scientists and truly educated people. Their passion for collecting art and interest in a kind of history led the Marquises of Serralbo to assemble a rich collection of paintings, weapons, antiques. Weapons A collection of medieval knightly equipment is presented, among which the tournament helmet of the founder of the Serralbo clan takes pride of place.
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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Unlike the famous pyramids in Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the Cairo Museum, Abu Simbel has recently been away from hiking trails. Thanks to the efforts of UNESCO and engineers from fifty countries, in three years this temple complex has been moved to a safe place. Looking at the impressive size of temples, you understand the grandeur of this transfer and imbued with respect and admiration for this engineering miracle.
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Sculptures in Florence: photos, description

Despite the fact that almost all of the sculptures were replaced with copies on the main square of the Renaissance capital of Florence, the main masterpieces stand here. The sculpture became a symbol of the struggle against strong opponents, among whom was even the pope.
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Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, China

In China, stars have been watched for a couple of millennia, if not more. At the beginning of the 2000s, a new planetarium building was opened for visits. Of course, the largest in the world. On a huge area there are several exhibition halls, the planetarium itself is ordinary and digital. But the most popular entertainment here is different.
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Sculptures in Kiev - photos, description, sculptors

Kiev is the most beautiful city in Europe, its monuments and sculptures play an important role in creating the unusual atmosphere of the city. Historical monuments The ancient history of the Ukrainian capital is rich in events and personalities. Among the historical monuments, two stand out especially: the monument to Vladimir the Holy and Bohdan Khmelnitsky.
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Botanical Garden, Munich, Germany

This is not to say that the Botanical Garden is a favorite destination for tourists. But the Munich New Botanical Garden in Nymphenburg is an exception to the rule. On an area of ​​more than 20 hectares, visitors can admire the two tens of thousands of the most beautiful flowers and plants from around the world. The entire exhibition is divided into two parts - open and greenhouse.
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Art Zone 798, Beijing, China

Perhaps, it was difficult to come up with the best application of an empty plant built according to the German project, which once produced products for the needs of the Chinese army. Huge empty rooms were placed at the disposal of artists who previously lived in the neighborhood. The interiors of the Art Zone were the best suited for numerous galleries, exhibition halls, cafes, clubs and salons.
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Royal Crew Museum in Bulak, Egypt

In the area of ​​Cairo Bay, on the territory of the Military Museum, there is a separate, independent exhibition, consisting of royal ceremonial crews, carriages and cars. Before the revolution of 1952, Egypt was a kingdom. Therefore, any official departure of the ruling family was accompanied by magnificent ceremonies.
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Sculptures of the city of Krasnoyarsk

The most popular monument in Krasnoyarsk is a sculpture of a silver horse, symbolizing the horse of that boyar’s son, who determined the place of the prison, next to which the city later grew. Surprising extraordinary accuracy and reliability of the image. It is known that the author was consulted by a professional veterinarian.
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Volvo Museum in Sweden, Gothenburg

The auto giant Volvo began its work in the distant 1927. You can get to the museum from the city center by any bus going to the Arendal suburb. If you arrive in Gothenburg by ferry, then the museum is even easier to find - the marina is almost opposite the entrance. The Volvo Museum invites visitors to inspect almost all models produced under this brand from the very beginning of the plant.
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Garden of Love, Rubens, 1632

Garden of Love - Peter Paul Rubens. 198x283 cm In front of us is a painting by Rubens, written for himself, and not for sale. After several years of widowhood, his life is again filled with joy and family harmony, despite the great difference in age with his young wife. That is why the faces of all women on the artist’s canvas resemble the face of his beloved - beautifully contoured eyes, puffy lips, red cheeks, magnificent forms.
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Costume Museum, Madrid, Spain

2004 was the year that the costume museum officially opened in Madrid; however, Museo del Traje (Spanish) begins its century back in 1925. This constantly operating exhibition was replenished with new models of clothes, changed names, and is now located in an extraordinary complex of 1973, sponsored by architects Jame Lopez and Angel Diaz Dominguez.
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Girls on the Bridge, Edward Munch, 1901

Girls on the bridge - Edward Munch. 136x125.5 Consciousness and serenity reign in this work of the great Norwegian. Three girlish figures in bright clothes make it possible to think that everything happens on a day off. The mood gradually changes, a certain sadness comes. The day off is leaving, the girls are watching the runaway sun.
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Sculptures in Samara: description and photos of Samara sculptures

Samara is full of monuments, urban genre sculptures, and monuments. Of course, not all of them are of artistic value, but there are many unique, non-standard and very witty sculptures. Of the oldest sculptures of the city, a plaster bust of Pushkin (author Reutlinger) was preserved. Despite the fact that the author of the bust is an amateur, the work is of undoubted interest, as an example of Russian sculpture of the early 20th century.
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Museum of Communism in Prague, Czech Republic

There are similar museums in many countries that have had a socialist period in their history. Mostly western tourists visit it, for them, in fact, it is organized. Czechs themselves do not like to recall this period, although for high school students excursions are organized here quite often.
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Sculptures of St. Petersburg

There is no richer sculpture city in Russia than the Northern capital. If you pay attention to each work that is accessible to everyone, the article will turn into an extensive essay, so we will focus on the main masterpieces. Royal sculptures It makes sense to start a conversation about sculptures of Peter with the most famous - the Bronze Horseman.
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Picture Samson and Delilah, Rubens, 1609

Samson and Delilah - Peter Paul Rubens. 185x205Biblical hero Samson fell asleep, falling to the knees of the beautiful Delilah, in an almost unnatural pose. His powerful body, which defeated many of the Philistines, turned out to be powerless in front of the spell of a beautiful seductress. Rubens transfers the scene to a brothel, departing from a direct religious plot, he presents his characters as simple historical figures, puts a double meaning into what is happening.
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Scream, Edward Munch, 1893

Scream - Edward Munch. 91x73.5 A model of expressionism, the Scream painting, as well as its many variations, is still one of the most mysterious masterpieces of world painting. Many critics believe that the plot of the picture is the fruit of a sick imagination of a mentally unhealthy person. Someone sees in the work a premonition of an environmental disaster, someone solves the question of which particular mummy inspired the author to this work.
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Sculpture "Christ the Redeemer" (Rio de Janeiro)

On the top of the mountain, which the Brazilians call Corcovado (Hunchback), over a picturesque bay and gorgeous beaches, the famous stadium and the great city of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most famous sculptures on Earth. The Savior spread his arms over the city in a blessed impulse, as if trying to embrace the whole world under His feet.
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