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Art Markets: Legitimate Kandinsky artwork is cataloged

In Russia, modernism at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century often meant an embrace of all things ancient. In music, Igor Stravinsky shocked Western audiences with the violent rhythms of “The Rite of Spring” (1913), which derived from Russian folk music.

Barber bottles

In the 19th century, barbers filled their own bottles with hair tonic and oil, bay rum, shampoo and rosewater. The bottles came in distinctive colors/shapes so the barber could identify what was in each one of them.