The Magic of precious colors
Saint-Petersburg state Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin – the real smithy of the arts. Exhibition of works of the Volgograd artists, graduates of the famous “repinka”, dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Volgograd regional organization of the Union of artists of Russia and the 240-th anniversary of the Imperial Academy of arts.
Among the great people from the Regal walls of the building on the embankment of Vasilyevsky island – V. Surikov, A. Kuindzhi, V. Vereshchagin, V. Polenov, I. Shishkin, V. Vasnetsov, M. Vrubel, M. Antokolsky and dozens of other equally well-known. Even in Volgograd the names of former students of the Academy of arts. This man of international renown Andrey Vystropova, and painter Sergey Krylov, whose works evoke a permanent interest to a wide audience, Volgograd and sculptors Lev Maistrenko and Viktor Fetisov, and art historians Tatiana Gafar, Natalia Ushakova, Valery Kiselyov, Director of the Volgograd Museum of fine arts Tatyana Dodin, and our most famous graphic artists Vladimir Ivanov and the late Alexander Legenchenko. Yes all and not to list. Although they undoubtedly merit the attention and did much to ensure that in Volgograd there Continue reading
Among other parts of the world Asia stands out the most contrast for height relief. Here are the highest on Earth, mountain ranges and greatest plateau, lowland extensive and deepest continental depression. Such a relief – the result of a long history of development of the Eurasian landmass.
The oldest sections of the Asian land mass, as on other continents, is represented by Precambrian platforms. But unlike other continents, which were formed around a nucleus of an ancient platform, in Asia there are several such cores. In the North – that the Siberian, on the East – a Chinese platform. South Asia is also highlighted between the Indostan and the Arabian platform, which are “strangers”. This is part of ancient Gondwana, and later joined the Eurasian lithospheric plate.
Unlike the ancient Asian European sustainable platform more mobile. They experienced vertical tectonic movements on deep faults. As a consequence, plain, formed on these platforms, the exalted. The Central plateau – the highest among similar types of plains. The relatively flat plains of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent have raised edges. For the great China plain characterized by dissected.
In the Paleozoic between the Siberian and Chinese platforms have any folding Continue reading
Before the New year is only a few days. In anticipation of the holidays and new year holidays I would like to tell our readers about the features of this holiday in Japan.
New year for the Japanese — one of the most important holidays of the year. During the new year holidays in Japan, there are Christmas holidays, from approximately December 28-29 January 4-5, depending on the company. Most public and commercial institutions of Japan are officially unemployed in this period. During the Christmas holidays, many Japanese people go to their homes to see relatives and celebrate with them the New year, some go on a holiday abroad, for example, in Europe, or meet the holidays at home with family.
In late December, on the eve of New year, Japanese people have many worries. First, it is accepted to remove not only their homes, but also many companies conduct General cleaning in the offices in the last days of the company’s work before the Christmas holidays. The rules need to not only get rid of debris, but also from clutter.
One of the very important rituals in Japan is the training and sending new year greeting cards – nengajo . On nengajou usually depicts the symbol of the coming year on the Eastern calendar, Continue reading
Asia is not just China and Japan
But do not forget that there is another major region of the world that is not only less contradictory, but perhaps even more significant. We are talking about Asia . Here and oil the middle East with their infinite resources and the sale of the floating rate of oil, and the country with the largest population on the planet (India and China) and enormous territorial ambitions. However, to those include and Japan, which also has territorial claims to Russia and to China. There are still Pakistan, and is unable to complete his lifelong history with India. And finally, there’s China. Power, of course, claiming the title of hegemon in the Asian region.
Oddly enough, today we will talk not about them, but about the other two powers, almost twins but not brothers of the North and South Koreas.
A small historical digression . Until the end of the Second World War, Korea was a single nation, however, the majority of the time – power satellite for Japan. But after the war the country was divided conventionally enough by 38th parallel into 2 separate States, the development of which went completely different ways: North Korea became a Soviet zone of influence within the Peninsula, South – American. So one state has become two separate powers Continue reading
A variety of interesting cultural phenomena of the history of Japan is not so rich in the traditions of jewelry art. According to archaeological research, a gold ring, belonging to the sixth century of our era, is losing popularity to the eighth century and only in the mid-nineteenth century jewel found among the ornaments of the rich Japanese women, which she wears with a kimono. By the end of the nineteenth century created the production, which will become a symbol of Japanese art jewelry – Mikimoto pearls.
In all these periods, of course, in Japan there were different types of jewelry, but the usual in our understanding of the style. Kanzashi and combs for the hair, fans. cords-braids, kumihimo. netsuke, oblong wooden buttons. Of course, these decorations have no equivalent in Western culture jewelry production.
One of the first types of jewelry Western character, which took in Japan, became a brooch, not because its worn directly on your body. All for the same reason, because of the reluctance to “change” your body, it is very difficult earrings were made location among Japanese women, and nowadays not so often that you meet Japanese women with pierced ears.
And therefore, we can say that the real history of Japanese jewelry production begins after the Second world war. Many major manufacturers, Continue reading