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Black square effect

Black square effect

Black square effect

Black square effect. The latest methods of CT scan helped experts to detect hidden under a layer of paint image, explaining the mysterious magnetism of “Black Square”. According to the Register, “Sotheby’s” cost of this is estimated today at $ 20 million. In 1972, the English critic Henry Weitz wrote: “It would seem – what may be easier: on a white background – black square. Anyone probably could draw like that. But here’s the mystery: a black square on a white background – a picture of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, founded at the beginning of the century, still attracts researchers and art lovers as something sacred, as a myth, as a symbol of Russian avant-garde. What explains this puzzle? …
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Spirit photographer William Mamler

Spirit photographer William Mamler. Picture of the ghost of Abraham Lincoln with Mary Lincoln

Picture of the ghost of Abraham Lincoln with Mary Lincoln. Spirit photographer William Mamler

In 1860, American spirit photographer William Mamler started the production of mysterious photographs in which on the background could be seen spirits. His lab did not know lack of customers. In 1869, he faced the trial for fraud, but judges failed to understand how the photo hoaxes were made. As a result, acquitted of fraud, Mumler’s career was ruined. Besides, Mamler was mentally ill with schizophrenia. And, before his death, he destroyed most of his working papers and photographs. Despite this, about 2 thousand pictures have survived in his laboratory. He died at the age of just 52, in 1884, and took the secrets of Photoshop of XIX century with him to the grave.
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Still life painting secret signs

Still life painting secret signs

Still life painting secret signs. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder ‘Still Life with Flowers’. 1614

Still life painting secret signs. Admiring the colorful Still life, we often do not suspect the secret signs, which are hidden in these paintings (especially painted in the Middle Ages). What are these signs? Cut flowers in still life mean brevity and the ephemeral beauty of life, doomed with time to death. Dragonfly in the Middle Ages was considered one of the varieties of flies and its image had a negative meaning, embodying the devil. Butterfly, thanks to its ability to be released from the cocoon, was considered a symbol of salvation and rebirth. In contrast with dragonfly it points to the eternal struggle between good and evil.
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Famous Petersburg Ghosts

Famous Petersburg Ghosts

Famous Petersburg Ghosts. Illustration to the Legend of the Mikhailovsky Castle

Famous Petersburg Ghosts.
Belief in ghosts is widespread among mankind, the tradition of worshiping spirits of dead ancestors exist in the culture of the majority of nations. Also, in many religions, there are specific rituals and traditions of burial, undertaken with the intentions to calm the souls of dead. Although most cases are called ghosts of the dead, there are many superstitions and legends about ghosts of animals, ships, planes, entire armies and cities. Almost every European capital city with a rich history has its secrets and mysteries. Petersburg – is not an exception. They say it is still possible to meet here some “residents” of the past eras – White Lady, Peter I, Paul I, Rasputin, Princess Tarakanova, The Bronze Horseman, giant Hayduk…
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Russians expect doomsday predicted by Grigori Rasputin

Russians expect doomsday predicted by Grigori Rasputin

Russians expect doomsday predicted by Grigori Rasputin

Russians expect doomsday predicted by Grigori Rasputin.

Russians expect doomsday predicted by Grigori Rasputin, and the exact date – August 23, 2013, as it was defined by him one hundred years ago. Provincial Russia is anxiously waiting what “The old man warned of”, “terrible storm “, “fire will swallow all life on land, and then life will die and there will be silence of the grave”. According to the predictions of Rasputin, at the time should Jesus Christ will come back to earth, to warn and to comfort the people, and then again will ascend into heaven.
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Secrets of the miraculous Veil of Veronica

Secrets of the miraculous Veil of Veronica

Secrets of the miraculous Veil of Veronica

Secrets of the miraculous Veil of Veronica. For many years, there are disputes about the Turin Shroud. But the Shroud is not the only relic, which has a miraculous image of Christ. There are not less than six images which bear a marked resemblance to each other and which are claimed to be the original Veil. The “Veil of Veronica” with the miraculous image of Jesus Christ, according to legend, appeared on the cloth that Veronica offered Christ a towel on which he wiped his face as he carried his cross to Golgotha. There are two “Veils of Veronica” – in St. Peter’s in Vatican and the church in Manopello, for the recognition of the authenticity of one of them is a real war.
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Believe it or not museum in Copenhagen

Believe it or not museum in Copenhagen

Believe it or not museum in Copenhagen

Believe it or not museum in Copenhagen. Mysterious Museum «Believe it or not!» is located in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. This unusual and surprising museum was created by Robert LeRoy Ripley, American cartoonist, traveler, amateur anthropologist, collectioner. He was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1890, and began his career with the creation of comic book «Believe it or not!» in the newspaper New York Globe. At age 32, he traveled the world and collected all the most extraordinary things of 201 countries. These miracles had become enough for existing now 32 museums in different parts of the world. Robert was a TV host of Believe It or Not TV series which featured exotic sites, odd facts from around the world.
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