Marina Kochetkova

I like to explore how art changed our world and try to delve deeper into each artistic period. It is not only a work of art that fascinates me but also the lives of artists and their aspirations to bring meaning into the world.

Articles by Marina

Long Read

Andy Warhol: Religious Artist for a Secular Society

When I first saw a photo of Andy Warhol he was in a wig and wearing lipstick. I thought what an interesting woman that was. And he was of course one...

Marina Kochetkova 27 December 2021

Long Read

Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the...

Marina Kochetkova 13 December 2021

Sport

It’s Tokyo Olympics! The Greatest Moments in the History of Summer Olympic Games

It’s Tokyo Olympics! It’s time when the greatest athletes gather in one place and compete against one other. If transported to the...

Marina Kochetkova 23 July 2021

Asian Art

Top 10 Most Famous Chinese Paintings

With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It is also one of the most culturally unique...

Marina Kochetkova 18 June 2021

Asian Art

The Eighth Wonder of the World: Terracotta Army

When people mention the terracotta army, the first thing that comes to mind is the phrase “the eighth wonder of the world”. It is a symbol of...

Marina Kochetkova 16 June 2021

Bizarre

The Elephant in the Church and Other Curious Stories of Venice

With its maze of narrow streets, bridges, and canals linking its splendid architecture and art, Venice is beautiful. It is worth exploring and a...

Marina Kochetkova 27 May 2021

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese...

Marina Kochetkova 12 February 2021

Under Hokusai’s Great Wave

You might not know the title of Hokusai’s print, but Under the Wave off Kanagawa is almost instantly recognizable. His Great Wave reveals the...

Marina Kochetkova 23 January 2021

The Art of Mandala – Matrix Reloaded

The art of the mandala is like a secret language of the soul. It represents both a map of the cosmos and the soul’s progress through meditation...

Marina Kochetkova 15 November 2020

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I'm sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature, and art.

Marina Kochetkova 4 August 2020