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The Art of Russia

With the various restrictions that have been put in place for fairly lengthy periods of time on the types of artwork that could be created in Russia, many of the the artists from this country are largely unknown outside of it. The De facto restrictions were not raised in Russia until the 1980′s and the more free expression of content is a fairly recent addition to the artists of that region of the world. Icon painting, classical and Russian avant-garde are the most common styles.

Icon paintings are often painted on wood and small in size. They are commonly seen within churches and religious homes in Russia and there is much symbolism that surrounds these works. They were made to help people with their prayers without idolizing the figure in the work. The icons are usually used to separate the nave from the sanctuary areas in Russian churches.

As the culture within the country has expanded and become more diverse, there have been more styles used when painting the icons. Along with the traditional style, there have been more influences from Western European realism that has created a stylized mixture of form as well. Read the rest of this entry »

The 3 Main Uses of Antique Furniture

A lot of surveys have been made each and every year. Some surveys have been made regarding politics, about new trends, etc. But the oddest survey I ever encountered was that of the uses of antique furniture. I really thought that antiques are just for collectibles, but I was wrong.

Antique furniture, which have been around for a century or more, are very rare artifacts that only those who have money can afford. But it does not mean that you can’t be one of those who could  own such priceless furniture. These antique furniture have high value for it has withstood the test of time. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Find A LEGO R2D2

There are several different LEGO sets that have a Stars Wars theme, and a few of them have LEGO figures which are not the boring generic yellow headed LEGO men but are Star Wars characters. Some of the funniest are the LEGO Astromech Droids included in some sets, responsible for driving the ship and ship maintenance. One of the most famous, in particular, is the LEGO R2-D2. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Knives in the World Are the Ones You Have When You Need Them

The best knives in the world are the ones you need and have on hand when you need them. A knife, something with a sharp edge that can cut something, has been a part of the human tool kit for many thousands of years. Early knives were stones that would break with a sharpened edge, and believe it or not, they can be very effective scrapers, cutting fat and muscle away from a hide, for example. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding and Selling Old Fashion Milk Bottles and Other Dairy Collectibles

Many people use the internet simply to find information. Others however have come to rely on it as a source for buying and selling the collectibles they have treasured for years. Sites like eBay have brought to light an amazing world of collecting that many people never realized existed previously. The rule seems to be, if you can put your hands on it, someone collects it somewhere in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Your Mexican Talavera Pottery

Many of us would have seen the Talavera style of pottery but are unaware of the name and where its origins lie. Talavera pottery is the hand-made, brightly colored pottery from Mexico that evokes a strong sense of rustic charm. Once you have had the pleasure of seeing Talavera artifacts it is unlikely that you would forget them. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn To The Dark Side Of The Force With LEGO Star Wars Mini Figures

Collecting LEGO Star Wars mini figures is now possible with the alliance between LucasArts and LEGO. The toy company was essentially revitalized by the partnership, and are now back and better than ever with these great mini figures. The franchise appeals to a very wide range of people, owing to the breadth and depth of the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Fountain Pens for Sale: New, Rare and Vintage Fountain Pens

A fountain pen will give you a writing instrument that is unlike any ballpoint pen you might have owned or used. There is a good reason why they are still manufactured today even though it appears the ballpoint pen has taken over. Rather than having to throw away each pen when the ink runs out your fountain pen is going to continue to work year after year. Read the rest of this entry »

Airfix 1/32 Soldiers- Modeled to Perfection

Most little boys have had toy soldiers as part of their childhood. These little boys may have grown up still loving the toy soldiers they once had, making them want to collect the small plastic models of soldiers that went to war. These toy soldiers may have been one of those that were made by Airfix. Airfix soldier kits were very popular in the late nineteen sixties.

They have become the favorite gifts by little boys for birthdays and other occasions like Christmas. The first released were modeled soldiers that were small and was scaled as HO/00. They have garnered much popularity from little boys, adults and war gamers alike. The popularity of the small scaled models paved way for the introduction of the much larger Airfix 1 32 soldiers. Read the rest of this entry »

The Features of Jewelry Organizer Trays

As a jewelry enthusiast, you deserve to have peace of mind when it comes to organizing your jewelry collection.  So that everything does not go wrong, you always have to continually monitor your organizer and make sure it can still accommodate incoming jewelry pieces.  They say that once a person starts collecting jewelry pieces, she will be likely to continuously add to her own collection from time to time.

The truth is, every jewelry connoisseur starts collecting precious items and storing them through different and individual jewelry boxes. However, since the collection is bound to increase year after year – unless you want a cardboard jewelry box – then perhaps it is time to buy jewelry organizer trays to accommodate more jewelry pieces in your jewelry set. Read the rest of this entry »

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