Majolica (Maiolica) is an Italian faience dating back to the Renaissance. “By the 13th century majolica ware was imported into Italy through the Isle of Majorca, headquarter of the trade between Spain and Italy. The Italians called it Maiolica, erroneously thinking it was made in Majorca”. Continue reading →
Dolce Gabbana dress and a mosaic representing the Byzantine Empress Saint Irene of Hungary, born Piroska (1088-1134). This mosaic is located in The Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now Istanbul) circa 1118. Source : flickr
Vladislav Nagornov was born in 1974 in Penza. In 2001 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with specialty in historical genre. The Russian artists of the 19th century like Repin, Surikov and Ivanov serve as an inspiration for him.