For as long as anyone can remember, cats have walked among the columns of the ancient sites of Rome. Even today, you will meet fury feline animals almost everywhere in the city.
Nicholas Hilliard was the first great native-born English painter of the Renaissance. Hilliard portrayed almost the whole of Queen Elizabeth the First’s entourage, so his art was essentially aristocratic. He specialized in painting miniatures of members of the Tudor court. He had a workshop where he designed portraits, miniatures, decorative paintings, and woodcuts.
A labyrinth represents a mix of roads, some of which are dead-end; blind roads among which we should choose in order to come to the center of an unusual spider web. The maze allows us access the center via a kind of initiation journey and prevents access to those who do not deserve it, as confirmed by its connection to the cave. In that sense, I would compare the labyrinth with a mandala that sometimes looks like a maze.
If you are a fan of art, especially modern art, then you might want to check out these famous museums if you happen to be in one of the cities where they are located. Modern art is art’s fight against the mainstream and against photography and film - that is why it usually goes into abstraction or is represented in many different ways and forms. It is always interesting to see something new that you may or may not like but that will never leave you feeling indifferent. And you will under no circumstance experience indifference at these museums.
Have you ever visited Russia, or if not, how much do you know about the country? Russia is really fascinating, and you can get acquainted with its culture without actually visiting it.
When you think about the cultures of different countries, you definitely consider their literature, music, architecture, food, symbols, and customs. But did you know that many extraordinary cultural traits that can be spotted... during weddings? Here are five interesting examples of unique wedding rituals from countries around the globe.
It took radio 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million. Television needed 13 years to achieve that. The Internet needed just four years to get this number of users. This is just one of many fascinating facts about the Internet. Read on to discover some that you do not necessarily need to know but that will definitely keep you interested.
The 51th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary ended. A film called “Zoology” by young director Ivan Tverdovsky (27) obtained a special prize in the main competition. It is a tragi-fantastical story about a lonely, middle-aged woman from a small town in Russia who discovers that she has suddenly grown a tail ...
The term plankton describes a variety of organisms passively floating in the sea, usually playing a role in the food chain. Some varieties of plankton – for example, certain cyanobacteria, protozoa or algae – have the ability to emit light, or bioluminescence. And that‘s what we would like to share with you with photographs of phosphorescent plankton from different parts of the world. Check out our gallery and indulge yourself in a spectacle of fabulous places graced with remarkable luminescent splendor.