Stories By Kateryna Martynova
How Did Paris Fall in Love with Ballets Russes?February 24, 2021
Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev. No doubt, Ballets Russes made Russian ballet famous all around the world. However, there was special love Russians received from fastidious Paris. Let’s...
Smolyanki: The Nymphs of Russian EnlightenmentFebruary 8, 2021
The Russian empress Catherine the Great aspired to Enlightenment ideas that propagate human intellectual power. Numerous tracts, essays, and books of French philosophers formed an image of a perfect state and society in Catherine’s mind. Thus,...
Art State of Mind
How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty GuideFebruary 4, 2021
How to look great? That is the question! Let’s refer to the most splendid and opulent period of history: the 18th century. The Enlightenment era was likely the first feminist wave because of the powerful women...
Everything You Need to Know About Venetian Rococo ArtFebruary 4, 2021
Venetian Rococo was an integral part of the 18th-century art-life. The period in Italian history and culture lasting from 1700 to 1799 is called as Settecento. Many great artworks were made during this time. One of...
The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of RussiaAugust 12, 2020
Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her “the sparkle of Peter the Great” as she was his daughter, and Elisabeth Petrovna did her best to associate her...
Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian ArtAugust 3, 2020
All of us watched Disney cartoons in our childhood and many people re-watch them even into adulthood. However, the original plots appeared in early historical periods when tales took place only in verbal or written narrations....
Art History 101
Everything You Need to Know About François BoucherJune 23, 2020
François Boucher (1703-1770) was a French artist well known for his Rococo style artworks. His artworks are synonymous with the blossom of color and sensuality because Boucher was able to depict nude bodies, giving them a delicate...
A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s ArtworksJune 22, 2020
Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors associated with the 18th-century style. A frequent inspiration for Somov’s artworks were the characters, Marquise and Harlequin; depicted...
Ivan VI of Russia: The Baby EmperorJune 3, 2020
Ivan VI of Russia (Ivan Antonovich) was the youngest Russian tsar in history. He was proclaimed emperor when only two months old, and his 22-year-old mother, Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna, took the title of Regent; but,...
Art State of Mind
Art Timeline: Paintings Inspired by Themes of the Film OrlandoJune 2, 2020
Orlando (1992) is a British period drama based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name and is directed by Sally Potter. Orlando, played by British actress Tilda Swinton, is an English nobleman who lives...
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