When people ask in the street what Leonardo da Vinci achieved in his life, many answer: it was an artist who painted the Mona Lisa, a famous painting now on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris. But how many people know that his career was very rich in different specialities and that he was a brilliant discoverer in different sectors.Leonardo da Vinci was a genius and a precursor for many inventions such as the parachute, the ball bearing, the diving suit, the bicycle, the robot, the calculator, etc. Leonardo da Vinci was born in Florence in 1452 and died in 1519.
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Painters Leonardo da Vinci (2): an unrepentant procrastinator.
In his 67 years of existence, Leonardo da Vinci finally left few paintings to posterity. Leonardo da Vinci produced only about fifteen paintings over his entire life. However, it should be noted that some works have been lost. However some works have been lost. It should be known that this great artist carried out many tests and trials of new techniques, procedures, methods: which took him a lot of time. In addition, he listed everything in his notes and notebooks. He completed them with numerous illustrations, drawings and diagrams to experiment with new techniques. He was overflowing with imagination, as can be seen in his notebooks, writings and drawings. An unrepentant procrastinator, he worked for 15 years on a project that would never come to fruition: a project for an equestrian statue in homage to Father Ludovico Sforza. (Source: Geo.fr)
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- Christmas bauble to customise with an artwork-Top 10 – €9.90on 3 December 2023 at 20 h 41 min
It is towards the end of the Middle Ages that traces of Christmas baubles can be found in French manuscripts in the department of Bas-Rhin in France, more exactly in Sélestat. This tradition spread to Germany where the trees were decorated with flowers, fruits and especially apples. Fir trees appeared on church forecourts in the Middle Ages and are a reminder of the tree of lost paradise. However, one of the trees that keeps its leaves or thorns is the fir tree. Church obliges, these trees are decorated with hosts, apples and round pastry. The first ornamental Christmas baubles hung in Christmas trees appeared in the 19th century around 1830 and were made by glass blowers and were called “Kugel”. The Christmas ball was considered a grigri, a good-luck charm against evil spirits. To make shiny Christmas balls, craftsmen used mercury or silver nitrate in their blown glass. Today we offer you to decorate these Christmas baubles with a work of art, but not just any work of art, a reproduction of a work of art chosen from among the most popular paintings. Offering this Christmas bauble with a reproduction of a work of art is really the ideal unusual gift, a kdo idea for mum, for grandma. However, it is also very pleasant to give yourself a small gift with a reproduction of a work of art to decorate your Christmas tree.
- Coloured mug with artwork-Top 10 – €13.90on 3 December 2023 at 20 h 41 min
The progress of human beings has been made through many small progressions in the uses and ways of acting. One of these changes is undoubtedly the way of eating and the utensils and objects used, as we have previously mentioned in our articles on other mugs. Kitchen items have evolved over time according to cultures and needs. The mug is one of those famous containers of our daily life that have a history and whose usefulness is no longer in question. The mug is now tending to be rivalled by the mug, which is a large, much more fashionable cup used without a saucer. A mug is a large cylindrical container with a handle, used without a saucer, which looks similar to a cup and is used for drinking or measuring in Europe and Quebec, and only for drinking hot liquids in North America. A mug can also be made of clay, glass or enamelled metal. Its use varies from region to region and it can be decorated and personalised as desired. Mugs can be of different colours, quite common and simple, fluorescent, flashy etc. sometimes with interior decorations or colours in the mug which can sometimes be of very varied colours A mug has the specificity of being able to be decorated according to one’s taste and wishes. They are also available in different sizes and formats.The mug with a well-known work of art is an original mug gift, the best coffee cup that will be appreciated by all art lovers and by the general public. A useful and decorative mug gift idea. Let yourself be tempted by our mugs with a painting of a famous painter like Van Gogh, Klimt, Dali etc. A great gift idea for any occasion.
- Round metal box with artwork-Top 10 – €14.90on 3 December 2023 at 20 h 41 min
StampingStamping is a technique for manufacturing and modifying objects from a flat, thin sheet of metal (a piece of metal obtained by rolling) whose shape cannot be developed from a mould (e.g. a one-piece car body). The raw material that has not yet been stamped is called Becker. Stamping is a technique widely used in the household appliances industry. Stamping is a technique of “plastic” deformation of the material: elongation or local constriction of the sheet to obtain the desired shape. Stamping is done with very powerful presses. Gifts-custopolis.com proposes metal tins with a lid that can be personalised with different decorations: Mother’s Day, Secretaries’ Day or professional birthdays, with an unforgettable holiday photo or with a photo of whoever you want. A white metal box personalised as a birthday gift, an unusual birthday gift idea, is already very nice, but decorated with a work of art on the lid it becomes totally unexpected, birthday gifts for a work of art enthusiast!
- Magic mug with artwork-Top 10 – €14.90on 3 December 2023 at 20 h 41 min
A little science. The reaction logic of a magic mug. Most mugs are made of ceramic, others of glass, metal, etc., as we explained in our article on mugs which you can read on our blog at Custopolis-gifts.com Mug. Article on our blog where you can find the whole history of the mug. Of course, not everyone uses the same ingredients and materials to produce a mug, so it’s a matter of adjusting the recipe, planning for a change at some point. You’ve probably seen a coffee mug with hidden messages or photos that suddenly appear as if by magic when you fill it with hot water. There is something fascinating about this personalised mug, hence the name magic mug, and this magic is an impressive example of thermochromism. By adding a heat-sensitive paint, the magic can happen. This type of paint is sensitive to the temperature change that occurs when a boiling liquid is added to a mug at room temperature. This manufacturing process is not new and has been used for many years for products that change colour when heated by a heat source: toothbrushes, toys, stuffed animals. The system is therefore the same as for the magic cups. The magic mugs with famous artwork are unusual artwork ideas. The magic mug is cute to personalise artwork gifts and will be appreciated by all art lovers and by the general public. Be tempted by these special artwork gift ideas personalised with a painting of your choice by a famous painter like Van Gogh, Klimt, Dali etc. The magic mugs unique artworks gifts for any occasion are useful and decorative: best artwork gifts for her as for him
- Trivet tile to customise with artwork – €16.72on 3 December 2023 at 20 h 41 min
Trivet tile Buy unusual and original kdo tiles, incomparable and unique personalized surprises, funny or unique gifts all is possible from Gifts-custopolis-gifts.com In some countries, it is called a trivet, in other countries it is called a table mat or hot pad. For short, there are many names for this indispensable object, but it is always the same kitchen utensil that is placed under a very hot dish. This accessory is really necessary on a table, so you might as well choose one that looks good. You can easily decorate a table, without ruining yourself, thanks to a trivet decorated with a masterpiece. You can choose from the 10 most popular works. Many people love works of art, but don’t have a masterpiece at home. The most popular paintings are Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Munch, Van Gogh, Monet, Dali and Klimt. Art has its place almost everywhere, even on the table. This will undoubtedly make you want to find out more about these painters. This under-floor tile decorated with a masterpiece will create a sensation among your guests. Decorative tiles or tile art are to be distinguished from mosaics, whose shapes are made up of a large number of small tesserae (small pieces of marble, stone, glass paste or ceramic, the basic material of a wall or floor mosaic) placed irregularly, each of one colour, usually of glass or sometimes of ceramic or stone. There are different tile patterns, such as herringbone, quincunx, squares, stacks, reels, Versailles parquet, matted tiles, art tiles, diagonals and encaustics, which can vary in size, shape, thickness and colour. It is therefore the ideal and original gift that can be given as a Christmas present, as a New Year’s gift, but also for grandma’s birthday party or as a wedding present. An original personalised kdo for any occasion, big or small.