Centuries have passed since the origin of blue and white porcelain in China. Yet, the attraction associated with blue and white tableware, vases and figurines never seems to cease. Do you know the secret of their enduring charm? To understand that you will have to briefly survey the origin of blue and white porcelain and their worldwide popularity at a time when railways and aeroplanes were the dreams of the future. Read this post and find out more about these blue and white beauties.
The paintings of Zinaida Serebriakova, one of the most renowned women painters from Russia, are filled with simple joys of life. Her portraits and figurative paintings, especially those painted with children, throb with beauty and innocence. But her own life was anything but simple and happy. So how did she manage to paint such evergreen works of art?
A Chinese vase is revered for its exceptional beauty and intricacy of design. You are not the only one to steal admiring glances at a charming Ming vase prominently on display at the shopping window. Chinese vases are available in an extensive range of colours and designs. Before you attempt to buy a Chinese vase, familiarise yourself with the types of glazes, shapes and styles of these pieces. Use our tips to decorate your home with these delicate pieces of porcelain art. Buy Chinese vases that you could really be proud of and thoroughly enjoy the whole experience.
The angelic faces of the Hummel porcelain figurines do not fail to enchant us with their beauty and innocence. Rare Hummel figurines regularly fetch high prices. It seems surprising that these beautiful figurines could be a subject of an enormous amount of ridicule and censorship in Germany under the Nazi regime. How did Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, the creator of the Hummel figurines, took it all? We explore her life and legacy in this article.
The character heads of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt continue to puzzle the experts, even after 234 years’ of his death. Numerous analysts, historians and scientists tried to explain the inspirations behind the grotesque figureheads that the sculptor is famous for.