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Svetickhoveli

“Svetickhoveli” is the most significant monument of Georgian culture and art, distinguished not only for its creative value, bloom and harmony but for the particular role it played in Georgian Nation History. It is a symbol of spreading the Christianity overthe country. There was kept the part of miracle, a column under which the dress of god is buried. According to the legend the builder of the church was better  [ Read More ]

GEORGIAN CULTURE

Georgian Alphabet Georgian Alphabet is very old and doesn’t resemble any other alphabet in the world. It has passed three stages of development: “Asomtavruli” (majuscule), “Nuskhuri” (minuscule) and “Mkhedruli” (civil). On the left you see the oldest known Georgian inscription of V c. (Bolnisi church) The “Asomtavruli” can be traced in the written texts including the 11th century. From the 9th century there came into use the “Nuskhuri” alphabet and that remained  [ Read More ]

Florence’s new Duomo was another very long term project which started under Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. It had to survive numerous plagues and wars – in 1401 for example the masons were dispatched to Castellina in Chianti and other Florentine frontier towns for a bout of town wall building. A church best seen from Pz Michelangelo or, as here, San Miniato, to appreciate Giotto’s Campanile and the awesome dimensions  [ Read More ]

Georgian architecture

Georgia has a magnificent 1,300-year tradition of architecture, which is one of the most significant expressions of the nation’s artistic vision and heritage. The famous cupola structures that dominate Georgian ecclesiastic architecture can be traced to domestic dwellings. Two major forms of ecclesiastic building developed in Georgia; the central domed structure and the basilica. The basilica form came to Georgia through the influence of the Roman and Hellenistic worlds. The  [ Read More ]

Architecture

Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements. “Architecture” can mean: A general term to describe buildings and other physical structures. The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures. The style and  [ Read More ]

Art and Architecture

The art of the Maya, as with every civilization, is a reflection of their lifestyle and culture. The mayan art was composed of delineation and painting upon paper and plaster, carvings in wood and stone, clay and stucco models, and terra cotta figurines from molds. The technical process of metal working was also highly developed but as the resources were scarce, they only created ornaments in this media. Many of  [ Read More ]

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Franz Marc

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