Stories By Kateryna Martynova
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...
Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in ArtMay 8, 2020
Due to quarantine, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don’t think that boudoir fashion was unpopular before this. As art shows, from the second part of the mid 18th century, negligee fashion becomes mainstream! Because...
Roman Holidays: Italian Landscapes Through the Eyes of Russian ArtistsApril 23, 2020
It is well known that Italy is a motherland of world masterpieces. Renaissance paintings, baroque architecture and Italian opera are the children of Italy. From the first decades of the 18th-century, the Russian emperor, Peter the...
Art State of Mind
How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty GuideMarch 28, 2020
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...
Taras Shevchenko: A Ukrainian Liberty IdolMarch 16, 2020
Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national, artistic hero. His artworks reflect critical problems of a 19th-century Ukrainian society. Yet today, his...
Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female ArtistMarch 6, 2020
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 story of one of four women who entered the Imperial Academy...
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