Stories By Elizaveta Ermakova
Attention: Have You Seen Ancient Sculptures’ Colors?September 4, 2021
We admire the beauty and plasticity of ancient sculptures, how harmoniously they fit into the surrounding landscape. But we rarely ask ourselves the question of whether they were presented in this form to people of ancient...
Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional HeaddressJuly 27, 2021
We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed a festive women’s costume, multi-layered and monumental. Women put on a Kokoshnik...
Goya’s Ghosts: The Disasters of War Print SeriesJune 29, 2021
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered to be 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...
Portraits of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the RussiasMay 8, 2021
Catherine the Great (1729-1796) ruled almost the entire second half of the 18th century. Her reign was very successful on the world arena and gave solutions to a number of political problems. Take a look at...
Zinaida Serebriakova, First Famous Female Russian ArtistApril 29, 2021
Zinaida Serebriakova (1884–1967) is mostly known for her painting At the Dressing-Table (Self-Portrait). The artist, looking from the mirror’s reflection, smiles at us in many Souvenir shops. But Serebriakova was not just the author of one...
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...
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