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Baccio Bandinelli's sculptural masterpieces
Baccio Bandinelli's sculptural masterpieces
In 1488, the Italian sculptor Baccio Bandinelli was born. He was trained by the Florentine master Giovanni Rustici, creating copies of ancient statues. In 1514, the young sculptor attracted the attention of other masters and connoisseurs of beauty by...
18 October 2020, 23:42
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Charles worth: the fashion designer who changed a lot
Charles worth: the fashion designer who changed a lot
Charles Frederick worth – one of the most famous French fashion designers of the XIX century. Born in 1825, he worked in stores in London as a young man, then moved to Paris, where he helped cloth merchants. He married a model from one of the famous...
16 October 2020, 22:18
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Creative success of the forger Henrikus van Meegeren
Creative success of the forger Henrikus van Meegeren
The famous artist Henrikus Antonius van Meegeren can truly be called a genius forger. The master became famous thanks to forged paintings depicting the works of Jan Vermeer and Peter de Hoch. Thanks to his own "classic masterpieces", he was able to earn...
12 October 2020, 19:57
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Gala Dali – muse of poets and artists
Gala Dali – muse of poets and artists
In 1894, Elena Diakonova was born in Kazan. she became one of the most important women in the life of world-famous artists and poets. She lived in Moscow for a while and entered a girls ' gymnasium. In 1912, Diakonova went to a Swiss sanatorium, where...
9 October 2020, 22:17
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Rolland Garros: athlete, pilot, designer
Rolland Garros: athlete, pilot, designer
One of the first pilots to receive the title of "air ace" was Roland Garros, a French athlete who became a famous fighter pilot during the first world war. Garros was born in Saint-Denis, studied music as a child, and entered the law school. However...
7 October 2020, 23:22
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A successful start and a bad end: how the Wanli Emperor ruled China
A successful start and a bad end: how the Wanli Emperor ruled China
Wànlì was the thirteenth Chinese Emperor of the Ming dynasty and ruled the country in 1572-1620. Since he ascended the throne at the age of 9, the state was ruled for a time by Minister Zhang Juzheng, who was Regent until 1582. After the death of the...
5 October 2020, 22:35
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Ferdinand Porsche: engineer and inventor
Ferdinand Porsche: engineer and inventor
On September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche, designer and founder of the world-famous Porsche company, was born in Maffersdorf, a small town that is now a district of the Czech city of Liberz. After the death of his eldest son, the father who ran the repair...
3 October 2020, 22:57
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Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty
Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty
The Roman Emperor Alexander Severus is the last representative of the Severus family, with the end of whose rule in the state began times of political chaos. Born in 208, he led the Empire in 222 and ruled until the fall of 235. Alexander was named...
2 October 2020, 23:44
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Symbolist painter: the work of Lucien levy-Durmay
Symbolist painter: the work of Lucien levy-Durmay
Among the brightest representatives of the art direction "modern" is worth noting one outstanding graphic artist and painter, born on September 30, 1865 – Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer. As a young man, he left his homeland, Algeria, and went to live in Paris...
30 September 2020, 23:14
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September 29: Cervantes' birthday
September 29: Cervantes' birthday
On this day, September 29, 1547, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born, who gave the world a legendary literary work that parodies the chivalric novels of that time – a book about the adventures of don Quixote of La Mancha. Literary activity is only one...
29 September 2020, 23:28
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