Valeria Kumekina

Author

An art lover, a bookworm, a flaneur and a daydreamer from Moscow. She is obssesed with the period of la Belle Époque and Marcel Proust. She believes that The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain shaped her personality and probably she was born 100 years later.

Articles by Valeria

Sculpture

Cupid and Psyche: Love Story Through Sculpture

Cupid and Psyche, mythological characters immortalized in Metamorphoses by Apuleius, have been inspiring artists through the centuries. Sculptors...

Valeria Kumekina 14 February 2024

Post-Impressionism

Father of Modern Art: Paul Cézanne

January 19th marks the birthday of one of the prominent French artists of Post-Impressionism – Paul Cézanne. He is often regarded as the father of...

Valeria Kumekina 19 January 2024

Artist Stories

Jean Cocteau – Prince of Parisian Bohème

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (1889-1963) was a prince of bohème. A significant figure in the European art of the 20th century, Cocteau...

Valeria Kumekina 18 January 2024

European Art

Paul Gauguin in 10 Paintings

Paul Gauguin is a revolutionary and savage in the art of the late 19th century, an artist rejected by society. A man who quit his job at the stock...

Valeria Kumekina 27 November 2023