Stories By Elizaveta Ermakova
Writing Poetry and Inspiring Painters: Portraits of Anna AkhmatovaMarch 1, 2021
It is hard to say how many portraits of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) exist – she was painted by many famous artists of the 20th century. She was an inspiration for many geniuses, being a...
Valentin Serov, Russian Master of PortraitsFebruary 17, 2021
Valentin Serov (1865–1911), was a student of Ilya Repin, and heir to the best traditions of the Russian realistic school. From the very beginning of his creative activity he acts as a principled innovator and remains...
Russian History through the Eyes of Vasily SurikovJanuary 18, 2021
In the 19th century Russia historical painting was freed from formality and canons. We find a good example of this in the work of Vasily Surikov (1848-1916) who created historical paintings of deep philosophical content, many...
The State Russian Museum HighlightsJanuary 11, 2021
The State Russian Museum is the country’s first museum of Russian fine art. It represents the history of Russian culture for more than a thousand years and contains a collection of more than 400,000 objects. We...
Art State of Mind
The Art Office: Corporate Art CollectionsNovember 29, 2020
What is your first thought when you think about going to the bank? Or a big company office? I am sure that it is not connected to art at all. You imagine calls, queues, paperwork… But...
Somewhere at Sea: Ivan Aivazovsky and his Marine ArtNovember 13, 2020
Many artists painted the sea, but only Ivan Aivazovsky was completely devoted to it. Over his long life (1817-1900), he dedicated thousands of canvases to the sea. Sunsets and sunrises over the sea, storms, calm, shipwrecks,...
Goya’s Ghosts: The Disasters of War Print SeriesOctober 28, 2020
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered the founder of the national genre in Spain. He was talented in many areas: portraits, historical scenes, and more. But he is also known as the voice of dissatisfied people. He...
Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in RussiaOctober 12, 2020
In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape: Soviet mosaics. Here are the 10 great Soviet mosaics in Russia. In 1925,...
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...
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