Stories By Elizaveta Ermakova
Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista WifeSeptember 20, 2020
Firs Zhuravlev’s realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the house next to us both in the 19th century and now! Firs...
10 Most Beautiful Russian Art Nouveau BuildingsJuly 19, 2020
“Beauty is our religion” said Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia’s most famous Art Nouveau artists. The style of the fin de siècle acts as beauty’s assistant to influence the improvement of the world. However, Russian Art...
King Drinks: Jacob Jordaens and the Feast of the Bean KingJuly 17, 2020
Jacob Jordaens (1593 – 1678), a wonderful artist of the Baroque era, was keen on painting the scenes from peasants’ life. He first painted the famous feast of the bean king in the mid-1630s. Due to...
Mona Lisa at the Battlefield: the History of Saving Art During World War IIJuly 3, 2020
During walks through the halls of museums, few people think about how these art masterpieces were not always in their place. In turbulent war years, art, like the civilian population, had to be evacuated. How was...
Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow ArtistsJune 27, 2020
Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full influence of this complicated yet rewarding period. A colossal number of artists, previously...
Art State of Mind
You’ve Got Mail! Read the Personal Letters of Great ArtistsMay 16, 2020
Do you ever look at a work of art and wonder, how does the person behind it think? We always want to feel closer to the artists we admire. That is why we visit the places...
Florence Welch – Perfect Model for the Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodApril 25, 2020
We all know Florence Welch, the leader of indie-rock band Florence+the machine. And if you don’t, I suggest you find her cosmic music right now and open a whole new amazing world! Florence herself seems to...
Museums And Exhibitions
Best Moments of Apple’s Hermitage Museum JourneyApril 21, 2020
The Apple company recently presented a film that was shot within the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg. It shows 45 halls and 600 works of art. And you can see the best moments of Apple’s Hermitage...
Once Upon a Time in Moscow: Pertsov’s House, a Russian Terem Amidst Modern BuildingsMarch 20, 2020
This building from the art-nouveau era is a sight for sore eyes! Pertsov’s house is an interesting example of Russian classical folk influences combined with 20th century architecture. Pertsov’s Apartment House is one of the most...
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