The fate of Mikhail Nesterov, or what an artist all his life followed the principle of "be yourself"?


The fate of Mikhail Nesterov, or what an artist all his life followed the principle of "be yourself"?On the faded fading grass tracks of the first snow, the distant woods, wasted gold last leaf is reflected in the icy lake. Noiselessly along the shore is an old man. Soft half-smile touched her lips, from under pulled down over his forehead calotte - calm look ...
 

The Brothers Grimm: how academic scientists have turned to world-renowned storytellers?


The Brothers Grimm: how academic scientists have turned to world-renowned storytellers?January 4, 1785 in the small German town of Hanau (Hanau) in a modest family lawyer Philip Wilhelm Grimm, a son named Jacob. A year later, on February 24, was born on his younger brother William. The Brothers Grimm were very friendly, along ...
 

Which famous painter combinations of dots and dashes?


Which famous painter combinations of dots and dashes?April 27, 1791 in the town of Charlestown (Mass.) was born Samuel Finley Breese Morse (Samuel Finley Breese Morse). Since childhood, Samuel wanted to become an artist. For 20 years his talent is so determined that he is for further study of painting ...
 

What, besides being able to drink without getting drunk, taught Peter I, his friend Lefort?


What, besides being able to drink without getting drunk, taught Peter I, his friend Lefort?Laughter and reveler in a peaceful life, but a dashing swordsman and a brave man in war, Lefort was the closest ally and, despite the considerable difference in age, a friend of Peter I in 1690. His elevation occurred rapidly, that for many it was ...
 

What we know about the founder of modern graphology?


What we know about the founder of modern graphology?December 10, 1872, 130 years ago, in the northern German city of Hanover was born Ludwig Klages (some call it Cluggs), which after a few decades became a founding father of modern science, called "graphology". Science, which ...
 

What Wolfgang Pauli received the Nobel Prize?


What Wolfgang Pauli received the Nobel Prize?April 25, 1900 in Vienna, was born Wolfgang Pauli (Wolfgang Pauli) - Austrian-Swiss physicist. In 1921 he received the diploma of the University of Munich. Interestingly, in 1919, a third-Pauli, who was commissioned to write for the Encyclopedia ...
 

What man can? Shavarsh Karapetyan


What man can? Shavarsh KarapetyanCommon host masterskoyObuvnaya workshop in the south-west of Moscow: six Masters, more than a hundred pairs of shoes a day from all over the district. Muscovites have known that the Armenians - excellent shoemakers, and very fond uncle Shavarsh. He stands behind the counter, takes ...
 

What thinks the head is separated from the body?


What thinks the head is separated from the body?Name a famous Belgian painter Antoine Joseph Wirz, who was born in 1806, not every reader is familiar. Even art critics. Meanwhile, he lived a very rough life, and remembered contemporaries paintings of colossal dimensions to ...
 

What we know about Ernst Werner von Siemens?


What we know about Ernst Werner von Siemens?December 6, 1892, 115 years ago, in different locations in Europe, two people, determining the moral climate in the continent, experienced a different feeling. The Russians have seen a renewed triumph of the great composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, in whose ...
 

Vladimir Turchinsky - how was it?


Vladimir Turchinsky - how was it?December 16, 2009, died Vladimir Turchinskiy, a famous athlete, entertainer, actor, businessman. He was 46 years. Born Vladimir, 28 September 1963, in the Moscow region in a military family. In fourth grade, he went into the section ...
 

To collect, old legends, to be forgotten? The fate of talent ...


To collect, old legends, to be forgotten? The fate of talent ...All of us - we want or not want - are linked with the history of Russia, folk traditions and customs. Among the collectors and keepers of these traditions, coming from the depths of centuries, has a special name - Apollonovich Corinth, the author is very valuable in content and ...
 

That left us a legacy of Philip Vigel?


That left us a legacy of Philip Vigel?About Philip Philipovich Vigel nowadays know a few, although the last time his "Memoirs" withstood several reprints and the bookstores do not flop. And the memories, it's worth noting most curious, because Vigel close friend ...
 

The more famous the last prince of Moscow?


The more famous the last prince of Moscow?Oddly enough, it will focus on French subjects. His name - Michel Ney. It was he, the legendary marshal in Napoleon's army after Borodino was a noble man the title of Prince of Moscow, adding it to the ducal, which was awarded ...
 

Where he was born and raised Fyodor Chaliapin? Part II.


Where he was born and raised Fyodor Chaliapin? Part II.In 1881, Chaliapin moved into the house of merchant Usmanov at Haymarket Square (later Kirov Street, Moscow 64). Their neighbor was a blacksmith, who "did not drink vodka and sang very well ..." That it was he who was the first teacher who gave lessons singing skill ...
 

The first piece of a classic read aloud for good food?


The first piece of a classic read aloud for good food?April 12, 1823, 180 years ago, the son of a deacon of the church of the Protection of Zamoskvorechye Nikolai Ostrovsky's son, whom he called Alexander. Nikolai himself, despite the fact that he was a special clergy, never closed on one thing ....