The culture of Poland is closely connected with its intricate 1000 year history Its unique character developed as a result of its geography at the confluence of various European regions. With origins in the culture of the Early Slavs, over time Polish culture has been profoundly influenced by its interweaving ties with the Germanic, Latinate and Byzantine worlds as well as in continual dialog with the many other ethnic groups and minorities living in Poland. The people of Poland have traditionally been seen as hospitable to artists from abroad and eager to follow cultural and artistic trends popular in other countries. In the 19th and 20th centuries the Polish focus on cultural advancement often took precedence over political and economic activity. These factors have contributed to the versatile nature of Polish art, with all its complex nuances. Nowadays, Poland is a highly developed country; however, it retains its tradition.
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A part of “UNESCO’s World Heritage Site” list since 1978, the city of Krakow is considered as one of the oldest cities of Poland. Krakow is also recognized a very famous destination for tourists. It is also one of the largest cities in all of Poland.
Krakow according to its history actually progresses in the 15th and 16th centuries as the people of Poland discovered many arts, started learning them and finally after mastering the work they began to earn livelihood for them. In this way, gradually these things began to increase the earned revenue of Krakow hence making it economically stronger.
The geographical location of Krakow is the south side of Poland, and is located on the “Vistula River”. Krakow is very rich with natural beauty which includes trees and plants in abundance.
The climatic conditions are mild in both summer and winter. The summer season gets a temperature… Continue reading
I did not know much about Polish pottery until we started to sell it as a retailer. My wife has had pieces for years, but I guess I never really paid attention to it. I know I’m a guy, and I should probably be looking at sports equipment or tools; but this pottery is really nice. The artistry and colors are beautiful and many of the pieces are great to display in your home, and make a beautiful collectible which can be passed down as an heirloom for generations! The pottery is lead and cadmium free, and safe to use in the microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer. Best of all, it’s affordable and functional! Cooking in it is excellent and with its nonstick surface its better than using a Teflon coated pan (ok, I now sound like I really know what I am talking about!).
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Ancient Greek Antiquities
Ancient Greece art portrays the traditions and customs of four periods, namely the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic. The architecture and sculpting styles of the Greeks have influenced the culture of many countries. People of ancient Greece were very creative and had great respect for various art forms. Ancient Greek antiquities are known for detailing and creative finesse in their handwork.
Ancient Greek Antiquities: Popular Types
Ancient Greek antiquities offer considerable variety as it depicts various civilizations and the country’s diverse and rich cultural heritage.
Some popular art forms include:
Pottery: Greek pottery is found in limited colors, such as red, yellow, black and white. The Greeks made drinking vessels such as:
* Libration bowls
Abstract designs were created during the Protogeometric and Geometric periods. Decoration of pottery was popular, and pertained to figures of gods and mythological heroes.… Continue reading
Should I Invest In Contemporary Art, Gold, or Fine Wine?
It’s not easy to decide whether you should invest in contemporary art, gold, or fine wine, especially if you’re just starting. Ideally, it’s a good idea to have an investment portfolio as diverse as possible, yet that’s also hard to do when first starting.
Invest in Gold If You Want to Protect Your Assets
Generally, investments in gold are not thought to have that much potential to bring in loads of money right away, but are rather regarded as ideal investments for protecting your possessions. Gold has been, is, and will continue to be for years to come highly valuable. So individuals wishing to withstand economic turmoil can convert their assets into gold, knowing that the price of the precious metal is unlikely to decrease substantially. Gold is considered a fairly safe investment, its value being constantly on the rise,… Continue reading
Amazing Hand Painted Eggs – Popular Folk Art Form of Russia
The old traditional art form of Russia is magnificently colourful and unique in its characteristics. Russian folk art has enhanced the life of local people for many centuries and still people use them as antique handicrafts to decorate their homes. Painting eggs in Russia is an ancient as well as popular Easter tradition. It is also called Pisanki derived from the Slavic root pisa which relates to writing.
The custom of making hand-painted eggs is countless centuries old. The delicate art of painting eggs is passed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation. In Russian folklore, the painted egg is the metaphor of sun and lightening and the symbol of renaissance in spring.
Selecting the prized eggs
The artists select the largest and whitest eggs from the most prized layers. Black beeswax taken from the hives in autumn… Continue reading
How are Popular Culture Arts Represented in Today’s Society?
Spinning Pop is an artistic and conceptual exploration of contemporary social issues in terms of the popular culture arts. Spinning Pop records daily reflections on the issues and events of the day from the viewpoint of an artist and citizen. These recordings are portrayed through distorted figurative imagery. The figurative imagery represented in many paintings and digital collages for this project, are metaphoric of contemporary pop culture and events from a popular culture arts perspective. The initial material is sourced from a mix of personal photography and found images from the global community.
Over the past century and a half, with the exponential availability and use of the photographic image, particularly now in its digital form, visual imagery has become an integral part of our daily life. Almost everyone of all ages in developed countries carry a camera of some sort… Continue reading