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Amazing Japanese art

Amazing Japanese art. Kano eitoku. Eagle on a pine tree

Amazing Japanese art. Kano eitoku. Eagle on a pine tree


Japanese people created a diverse and unusual world of artistic images and forms. The art shows the story of life, way of life, beliefs and beauty of their nation.
For Japanese medieval art greater integrity of the worldview, close connection with religious and moral ideas are characteristic. The poetry of the thinking of Japanese people manifested itself in the multivalence of the content of the art objects, reflecting ideas about nature and the universe. The connections of different arts were largely conditioned by the fact that the measure of all things and the source of inspiration for medieval architects, poets, painters was nature with its natural beauty and eternal variability. The aesthetic norms of Japanese art developed under the influence of historical, social factors, as well as extremely unusual climatic and natural conditions.
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Ideal Palace by Ferdinand Cheval

Ideal Palace by Ferdinand Cheval

Ideal Palace by Ferdinand Cheval


A unique structure, designed and built by one man – a simple rural postman Ferdinand Cheval – is in the south-east of France, in Provence. For thirty-three years, from 1879 to 1912, he collected heavy stones and single-handedly built his dream – the Ideal Palace, a building that had never been seen anywhere else. Cheval worked at night, and continued to deliver mail in the afternoon.
Ferdinand Cheval was born in 1836. At the age of 13, the boy was forced to leave school and get a job in a bakery. Then Cheval became a postman. Every day Ferdinand walked 25 km to the surrounding villages, delivering postcards, letters, newspapers and magazines.
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Byzantine art and architecture

Byzantine art and architecture

Byzantine art and architecture


The Byzantine Empire is known for its art and architecture. In AD 395 the Roman Empire split into two parts. The eastern part became known as the Byzantine Empire and lived on until 1453. Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) was the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which extended from the Middle East to southern Spain.
The people made colorful mosaics out of broken bits of stone. They built buildings with large domes. The Byzantines also created a new branch of Christianity – Eastern Orthodoxy.
One of the greatest emperors was Justinian I. He ruled from 527 to 565 and expanded the empire and built many monuments.
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