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Encyclopedia of Symbols
Birds have always been admired for the abilities that nature deprived people of. Neither can we fly beyond the clouds towards the sun, nor flap our wings someplace warm... Of course, the artists did not ignore the light-winged representatives of the fauna, where they play their special role: to begin with, the world egg is a universal symbol of the origin of life. Let's continue exploring…
The secret life in Dutch Golden Age paintings: the real world behind the looking glass
By the end of the 19th century, the masterpieces by the majority of Dutch Golden Age painters were destined to gather dust in closets or to be thrown to fire. After all, what can be more boring than contemplation of the aristocrats playing music, drunken peasants, brooding young men and women in the quiet interior rooms, harsh unpopulated landscapes with all those mills and cows, or bunches of…