The bride's corpse: the mystical story of the La Pascualita mannequin
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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The secret of the Zakrevsky pyramid-the tomb of the Russian chief Prosecutor, who was crazy about Egypt
The mystery and hypnotic appeal of the Egyptian pyramids has always haunted lovers of mysticism and the history of ancient civilizations. Fans of Egyptian culture in many parts of the…

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The bride's corpse: the mystical story of the La Pascualita mannequin
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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something fantastic

Are the aliens laying low?

Purely psychologically, navigators were always ready to meet sea monsters in the deep, which, by the way, happened more than once, according to the preserved records in the ship’s logs. But the sailors did not expect to meet with underwater vehicles, immeasurably superior to anything that could create a terrestrial civilization…In the “Diary of Andrew Bloxam”, published in 1825, there is a curious entry: “Today, August 12, 1825. at about 3.30 am, the night watch on deck suddenly froze in amazement as light flooded all around them. Looking to the East, they saw a huge round luminous body rising at about a 7-degree angle from the water to the clouds. then it fell out of sight. The same pattern was repeated again. The body was the color of a red-hot Cannonball and the size of the Sun. Continue reading

Mystical story of the painting of Ivan Kramskoy “Mermaids»

In the history of classical Russian painting, there are many mysterious and surprising episodes that allow us to talk about the existence of paintings with “bad reputation”. This list includes several works by the famous artist-Peredvizhnik Ivan Kramskoy. The largest number of legends is associated with his painting “Mermaids”.

The idea of” Mermaids “appeared in the artist under the impression of N. Gogol’s Novella “may night, or the drowned Woman”. According to popular beliefs, girls who were drowned after death became mermaids. It was them and decided to write Ivan Kramskoy. This theme was very unexpected and new for the realist artist. The artist was very fond of Gogol and read all his works many times. He wanted to convey the very atmosphere of “May night”, to immerse the viewer in the mysterious world of Ukrainian folklore. Continue reading

A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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The Bermuda triangle mysteries
68 years ago, on October 21, 1944, the ship Rubicon was discovered in the Bermuda triangle. The ship was in good order, and there was food and water on Board,…

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The Bermuda triangle mysteries
68 years ago, on October 21, 1944, the ship Rubicon was discovered in the Bermuda triangle. The ship was in good order, and there was food and water on Board,…

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Haunted castles
Travel is different. Someone just wants to change the environment and relax, and someone is looking for new tastes and goes on a culinary journey. Some people like to get…

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