Category Culture, art, history

What is known about modern Finnish jeweler art?

The fashion is always a prospection. At the same time the Finnish jewelers manage to support a stable relation with history of the craft. The special place in a new season is occupied by the association of needlework based more than 100 years ago. What is known about modern Finnish jeweler art?
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It totals more than 20 professional companies. Educational seminars, workshops and exhibitions are carried out constantly. That especially impresses, in business manufacturing handicraftsmen, in fact, private masters, the individual businessmen occupied in sector of needlework Continue reading

What mystical history passes through all history of imperial House of Romanovs?

In at one time at us "remembered" execution of an imperial family. Special indignation caused murder of the successor. Still it is sometimes remembered that history as reproach to communists. And just one of these days again started talking about a reburial. Led one of these days exhumation. So we wait for results. What mystical history passes through all history of imperial House of Romanovs?
Marina Mnishek’s flight with son Ivan Leon Jan Vychulkovsky, ru.wikipedia.org

At once I will tell: I treat Romanov’s execution… in any way. Absolutely. As it is simple to a historical event. But recently thought of several Continue reading

How many languages the person can learn?

We are surprised, when we hear from acquaintances: «Wash the son/daughter studies English, German, French and in addition is engaged in Italian.» You sympathize with this child and you think, how it is possible to find room so much into the head and not to get confused? How many languages the person can learn?
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The question arises: how many languages the person can learn? One, two, three… ten?.

The history stores tens names of outstanding polyglots. Them was much among princes of Kievan Rus’, among the scientific Middle Ages. Danish языковед Rasmus Continue reading

What color there can be a love? History of the song Lamour Est Bleu («Love is Blue»)

One of the most beautiful and romantic melodies under the name "Love is Blue" I, as well as my many compatriots, heard for the first time performed by Paul Mauriat’s well-known Orchestra. And to youth even tried to write to it words… What color there can be a love? History of the song Lamour Est Bleu («Love is Blue»)
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Something turned out it seems:

Way, way…
Somewhere…
In dark water – blinking of stars.
Way, way…
Sometime
I will find the answer to a question…
Where, Continue reading

Alices Adventures in Wonderland. How the first American screen version of the great fairy tale was created?

Almost all know that this year the well-known fairy tale of the British writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" celebrates the 150-year anniversary. But not all know that this year of the very first screen version of this fairy tale in America 105 years were executed. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. How the first American screen version of the great fairy tale was created?
Frame from the movie "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland", 1910 of Unknown photographer, http://thepandorasociety.com/alices-adventures-into-silent-cinema/

7 years later after a brilliant premiere of the British version of the Continue reading

Lets remember Russian hits about letters and postmen?

We continue our musical representation devoted to the World Day of Mail, and also to songs about postmen and the letter. Last time we remembered foreign hits, and now – time domestic… Lets remember Russian hits about letters and postmen?
Soviet brand «Pochtar (the XVIII century), tilt cart». Scanned and processed by A. Sdobnikov, commons.wikimedia.org «When I on mail served as the coachman»

Not a secret that coachmen were the first regular postmen in Russia. To pass away the long road, they quite often sang. There was the whole genre of coachman’s songs. However, most known of them were issued Continue reading

What is the vintage?

The word "vintage" rushed into our everyday life on a wave of the fashionable trends revived from the past. The clothes which have become permeated with the smell of naphthalene from prababushkiny chests, period furniture of century prescription, family jewelry of work of master jewelers of the past centuries suddenly became fashionable. What is the vintage?
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Vintage (vintage) – a word French. As the term it was entered by wine makers for designation of a klassnost of the rare wines which for many years are storing in Continue reading

Dyussart, Rubens, kettle… How they are connected?

Cornelis Dyusart (1660–1704) – the Netherlands artist, the pupil to Adrian van Ostada. In 1679 at the age of 19 years it was admitted to guild St. Onions (something like trade union of artists). After death of the teacher finished unfinished pictures to Adrian van Ostada and his brother Isaak therefore sometimes it is possible to take over works Cornelis for Adrian’s works. Dyussart, Rubens, kettle... How they are connected?
Modern army kettle https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schweizer_Armee_-_Gamelle_.JPG (Feldessgeschirr)

Cornelis worked as the engraver in equipment меццотинто. As well Continue reading

Lottery. When it appeared?

Cornelis Dyusart (1660–1704) – the Netherlands artist and the engraver, the pupil to Adrian van Ostada. In 1679 at the age of 19 years it was admitted to guild St. Onions (something like trade union of artists). As well as pictures to Adrian van Ostada, pictures and Cornelis Dyusart’s engravings allow to plunge into life of that time. Lottery. When it appeared?
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Cornelis Dyusart, «A big prize in a lottery». Midday, bright sun, though not hot. Gorodskaya Street: the powerful arch, behind it – sharp roofs of houses is visible. At house doors – the Continue reading