3 curious facts about famous works of art
Different people perceive works of art differently, and the viewer’s point of view can radically differ from what the artist himself put into his work. And many famous paintings have interesting stories that allow you to look at a picture or sculpture from a completely new perspective.
1. Manneken Pis
Those who have ever been to Brussels must have seen one of Belgium’s most notable attractions – the Manneken Pis sculpture. As the name suggests, she portrays a little boy pissing in a fountain. Archival records show that the original sculpture was installed in 1388. Then it was a stone statue that served as a public fountain, but it was either destroyed or stolen at some point. The “Manneken Pis” in its current form was designed and installed by the Flemish sculptor Jerome Duchenoy in 1619. Continue reading
What is the significance of music when considering various areas of our lives
Music is a significant part of the cultures of different countries and peoples. The tremendous importance of musical culture is obvious. Without even thinking about the degree of this significance and relevance, we at a subconscious level feel its most powerful influence. We listen to music always and everywhere: at concerts, performances, at home, on the road, at work, in public places and even going out into the countryside. Music is a big and significant part of our life.
Since ancient times, music has been accompanying man. This is evidenced by archaeological finds, musical instruments, objects with inscriptions, images of musical themes. Continue reading
Watercolor (from Italia. aquarello) means painting with water based paints.
There are several varieties of watercolor techniques:
dry-painting on dry paper, with drying each layer of paint before applying the next
wet, wet watercolor, Alla prima-painting on raw paper
Watercolor in the technique of Alla prima Continue reading