June 1 (old style – May 20) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding woman whose contribution to the development of Russian culture can hardly be overestimated. Princess Maria Tenisheva was a collector, philanthropist, public figure and enamel artist. Turgenev regretted not having time to write a story about her, she posed for Repin, Serov, Korovin and Vrubel. Contemporaries called her “the heroine of our time” and “the pride of all of Russia,” and today, her name is hardly known to the majority and undeservedly forgotten. Continue reading
Why might you need to record music, song, voice, sound in good quality at home?
The reasons can be fundamentally different, from a simple desire to perpetuate a memorable event or a child’s voice in sound to recording a decent quality demo video of a song.
Sound can be recorded simply on the voice recorder in the phone, but you will know what the recording will be.
Technology development is in full swing. And speaking of the availability of sound recordings, it should be noted that you and I are lucky in this regard in this century. In fact, the field for musical creativity at home over the past 10 years has expanded significantly. So much so that, having an ordinary average computer, a professional or semi-professional sound card, a decent microphone, monitors, a small mixer and headphones, programs and time, you can begin to master digital sound recording. Continue reading
Cityscape is a genre of fine art in which the main subject of the image are city streets and buildings.
In European art, the cityscape, as a separate genre of painting, appeared in the XVI century, thanks to the proto-vedutes of Paul Bril from Antwerp.
In the XVII century in Holland, the cityscape became widespread and became one of the favorite themes of Dutch artists.
In Italy in the XVIII century became very popular Veduta-a kind of cityscape. The most famous master of this genre was the artist Giovanni Antonio Canaletto. Along with Veduta, in the XVII-XVIII centuries, another kind of urban landscape was popular – Capriccio, which depicted architectural fantasies, mainly the ruins of fictional ancient buildings.
The heyday and new development of the painting genre cityscape marked the development of open-air landscape associated with the invention in the XIX century, the method of production of tube paints. Continue reading