• Dacha atmosphere: a style inspired by Russian second homes
    atmospheres,  Bedroom,  Rooms

    Dacha atmosphere: a style inspired by Russian second homes

    Dacha atmosphere A “Dacha” atmosphere for this beautiful room in the countryside. The floor and the walls The floor is covered with a sheep wool carpet. The walls have been preserved as they are with exposed stones, as well as the ceiling that reveals its wooden structure. Furniture and accessories The bed is wooden with a carved wooden headboard. Two burnt wooden stools serve as bedsteads. A wooden armchair and a driftwood basket highlight the natural touch of wood. In the same way, the lights, floor lamps and suspensions, remain in the same spirit. A large leather rug strews the floor with two woolen cushions. A sheepskin was hung on…

  • A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians
    Art,  Events,  May 8, 1945

    A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians

    Affected in Newfoundland Painting by Paul Goranson, 1942 (reproduction) You could meet military personnel everywhere on the home front. Goranson shows civilians mingling with the military on a train in Newfoundland. Painting by Alex Colville, 1946 The painting depicts soldiers moving painfully on a muddy path in the Netherlands, in December 1944. It looks as if they will get out of the picture. Colville said that his canvas “expressed the terrible life he had to lead: lack of sleep, food, constantly exposed to danger”. He added, “It’s amazing what these people were going through. They suffered it, these young people quite ordinary. ” Orville Fisher painting, 1945 Fisher, a war…