Kateryna Martynova

Author

Fine arts school graduate An admirer of Rococo and 18th-century history Kateryna teaches everyone to love Russian art as much as she does Kateryna is esthete who believes that Knowledge is Power

Articles by Kateryna

Rococo

Everything You Need to Know About Venetian Rococo

Venetian Rococo played an important role in the 18th century European art. Rococo covers the period from 1700 to 1799, also called settecento. Many...

Kateryna Martynova 23 May 2022

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to the pandemic and never-ending quarantines, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don’t think that boudoir fashion was unpopular...

Kateryna Martynova 10 March 2022

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to a peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 5 March 2022

Dance

How Did Paris Fall in Love with Ballets Russes?

Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev. No doubt, Ballets Russes made Russian ballet famous all...

Kateryna Martynova 2 January 2022

Women Artists

Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the...

Kateryna Martynova 10 December 2021

Rococo

Smolyanki: The Nymphs of Russian Enlightenment

The Russian empress Catherine the Great aspired to Enlightenment ideas that propagate human intellectual power. Numerous tracts, essays, and books of...

Kateryna Martynova 8 February 2021

Rococo

How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty Guide

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...

Kateryna Martynova 4 February 2021

The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her “the sparkle of Peter the...

Kateryna Martynova 12 August 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About François Boucher

François Boucher (1703-1770) was a French artist well known for his Rococo style artworks. His artworks are synonymous with the blossom of...

Kateryna Martynova 23 June 2020

Artist Stories

A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s Artworks

Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors...

Kateryna Martynova 22 June 2020