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Vasily Vereshchagin’s “Turkestan Series” - Part One

Vasily Vereshchagin was a famous Russian Orientalist painter who in 1867 was invited by the military governor of Turkestan, Konstantine Kaufmann. The work inspired by his visit that followed became known as the “Turkestan series” which includes scenes of daily life and the Russian Empire’s war of conquest in Central Asia. Vereshchagin himself took part in the defense of Samarkand against the Bukharan Emir’s army in 1868, was wounded in the course of the battle, for which he was awarded the Order of St. George. Vereshchagin returned to St. Petersburg at the end of 1868 and began to work on the paintings. After holding an exhibition of his work in 1869, he returned once more to Turkestan.

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Raymond Loewy designs
Mee-Lai Stone, theguardian.com
The highly creative and successful Raymond Loewy, named “the father of industrial design”, had designed nearly everything from razors to railroad terminals. He was responsible for notable symbols including the Lucky Strike cigarette packet, the…

Raymond Loewy designs
Mee-Lai Stone, theguardian.com

The highly creative and successful Raymond Loewy, named “the father of industrial design”, had designed nearly everything from razors to railroad terminals. He was responsible for notable symbols including the Lucky Strike cigarette packet, the…

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design-is-fine:

Little Lionhead, 40.000 - 35.000 b.c., Mammoth Ivory. One of the first works of art of mankind.
For the people of the Ice Age a lion was a real threat but admired as well, as this fine carved head shows. Originally this was a complete figure. Found in Germany. Landesmuseum Württemberg.

design-is-fine:

Little Lionhead, 40.000 - 35.000 b.c., Mammoth Ivory. One of the first works of art of mankind.

For the people of the Ice Age a lion was a real threat but admired as well, as this fine carved head shows. Originally this was a complete figure. Found in Germany. Landesmuseum Württemberg.

(Source: leo-bw.de)