Category: 27 Jan

27 January: Remembering Eugène Viollet-le-Duc on Birthday

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (27 January 1814 – 17 September 1879) Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and theorist who lived in the 19th century. He is best known for his work on the restoration of medieval buildings, particularly Gothic cathedrals. He believed in the idea of “restauration,” which involved not only repairing and preserving historical buildings, but also making modifications and additions to them in order to make them usable for modern purposes.

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27 January: Remembering Arkhip Kuindzhi on Birthday

Arkhip Kuindzhi (27 January 1842 – 24 July 1910) was a Russian Imperial landscape painter of Pontic Greek descent from the area of Mariupol (modern-day South Ukraine) active in the Russian Empire, especially in St. Petersburg. Kuindzhi was one of the best friends of Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev with whom he collaborated on color studies.

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