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The crystal world of translucent geo...

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Have you ever wanted to look inside the crystals? Perhaps,there is special world is lying behind the edges of pink quartz or blue corundum or any crystal  is the prism through which you could see inside something more. Wenzel Hablik, Self-Supporting Cupola with five Mountain Peaks as Basis, 1925 Wenzel Hublik is one of the […]

Reality is fabricated out of desire. ...

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Now nobody has any doubts of fact that photography is distinctive kind of art, standing on one row with painting, sculpture, graphics. It can be part of all arts and define the environment. This art is not so ancient, but also attractive to us as others fine arts, that fill our life and save its […]

The North Art Nouveau

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There is nothing new, except only that we aren’t tired to repeat for the hundred and fifty-first time : “St. Petersburg is an amazing city!” Sometimes we walk along the same streets in the center, seemingly, for an eternity and stop noticing much, getting deeper into your thoughts and worries. But it is worth at […]

Remedios Varo. Mystical Walks in the ...

Remedios Varo. Mystical Walks in the Subconscious

Walking in the subconscious of the artist is a kind of adventure. To get into secret alleys, to peer on the inhabitants of those places, strange, sometimes creepy, but still beautiful, mystical, to be attracted by their inexplicable magic  is an amazing journey. Remedios Varo….. the name itself sounds like a singing, like a spell […]

«Sa» means «to know». Ancient masks ...

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Masks. Masks. Masks. Even the most ordinary of them seems as something of mysterious, perhaps because thanks to them, we can become someone else, be reincarnated, protect themselves from the outside world, try yourself in the boldest personation. There is a certain magic. Probably, there isn’t a cult did not do and don’t do without […]

Tullio Crali. Entrancing freedom of f...

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Freedom, movement, novelty, all of this is the aesthetics of Futurism, where prospects of broken lines and keen angles of diagonals of extreme flight make us hold the breath. At age 18 in 1928, Tullio Crali ((1910-2000), the future founder of the famous Italian Aeropittura (special branch of Futurism that glorifies flights, the roar of […]

Kandinsky. Musicality of color. Rhyth...

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One could expected more from the exhibition of Kandinsky in the Russian Museum … But no, it’s not a stone in the direction of the organizers, they did an excellent exposition, real retrospective. Here are the works of different periods of his life, sources of inspiration, searches, experiments with diverse techniques, porcelain, books, poetry, his […]

Alexey Brodovitch. The genius of edit...

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He was born in the Russian Empire, studied in St. Petersburg, tried to escape to the front for participating in the First World War. Then he finished the Military School  became an officer and found himself midst of post-revolutionary situation and the Civil War on the side of the White Army. And then, the events happened […]

The origins of design. The story of a...

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This is one of those books that will our guide in the journey to the origins of design. The authors of the history of modern applied arts lead their story from the industrial boom in the UK, then the emergence of Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany and Austria and then to the development […]

«Roaring» 20s of XX century. The Hist...

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I  am  a vamp, I am  a vamp Half woman, half beast I bite my men and suck them dry And then I bake them in a pie I am  a vamp, I am a vamp That’s all I can do I’m not mild-mannered like you And oh no and oh no My passion takes […]

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