The episode titled "Vardavar" that aired on the Disney Junior channel within the animated film "Minnie Mouse's Fun House" showcased Armenian culture for the first time. This event marked a significant milestone for Armenian culture, as it was the first time that it had been featured on the Disney Junior channel.The episode portrays the traditional Armenian festival of Vardavar, which celebrates Astghik, the goddess of water, beauty, love, and fertility. Vardavar is a popular festival in Armenia that is rooted in an ancient Armenian legend and involves splashing water on each other. The episode premiered on March 1 and was
The allegory of Armenia in the 16th-century English panel as an embodiment of female courage and dignity
Lambert Bernardi (c.1485–1567) was an English Renaissance painter who created a series of allegorical portraits that came to be known as the Amberley Panels. These panels, measuring 155 by 86 centimeters each, comprising eight extant oak wood panels painted in a mixture of oil and egg tempera, depict virtuous ladies who exemplified courage and dignity in the face of adversity. Each panel portrays a woman holding weapons, symbols, or heraldic shields, with a gentle smile on her face and a specific symbol or weapon attributed to her. The women depicted in these panels are adorned in attire typical of the
Previously believed to be Korean, a bowl in the British Museum was found to be a valuable Chinese imperial ceramic
The "Art Newspaper" reports that the British Museum has recently discovered an extraordinary glazed ceramic piece that is nearly one thousand years old. The piece, which is a brush washer used for cleaning calligraphy brushes, was initially regarded as a harmonious yet unprepossessing dish. It is part of the celebrated Ru kilns that produced imperial ceramics for the Northern Song Dynasty. Only a few stoneware pieces from this kiln have survived over time, making this discovery exceptionally rare.Percival David, one of the most prominent Western collectors of Chinese ceramics, acquired the dish in New York in 1928. His collection has
This rare Chinese vessel is raised on a tall, slightly flaring foot and uniformly coated in reddish-brown lacquer. It was primarily used as a wine container. The shoulder of the vessel features gracefully flowing lines and dragons resting with their tongues protruding. The positioning of the dragon heads captures the viewer's attention, directing it to the symmetrical triangular patterns encircling the neck. Both the body and the foot are adorned with bands of geometric decorations.It's worth mentioning that the use of lacquerware in China has a long history traceable back to the Neolithic period. Lacquerware was adopted as a highly
The Chinese culture celebrates the auspicious occasion of the Lunar New Year by welcoming the God of Wealth, Fortune, and Prosperity on the fifth day of the lunar calendar. The figure of Caishen has been identified as a mythological deity, revered in the Chinese folk religion and Taoism. The festival of New Year, spanning two weeks, witnesses the lighting of incense in Caishen’s temple, especially on the fifth day of the first lunar month, and exchanging of the traditional New Year greeting, "May you become rich" ("Gongxi facai"), among friends and acquaintances.The historical figures embodied by Caishen have been numerous.