#Moscow

Cats

Cat Obsession Embodied: Check Out These Cat Museums From All Around the World

Cats have been a common sight in different channels of art for a long time. That’s why museums dedicated to feline art are popular stops, proving ...

Merve Parla 8 August 2021

Love Story

Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist Couples

Al Green famously sang Let's Stay Together but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that end badly. But hey, it’s Valentine's - ...

Candy Bedworth 14 February 2021

History

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 Great" ...

Kateryna Martynova 12 August 2020

Literature

Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian Art

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 ...

Kateryna Martynova 3 August 2020

Architecture

10 Most Beautiful Russian Art Nouveau Buildings

“Beauty is our religion” said Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia's most famous Art Nouveau artists. The style of the fin de siècle acts as beauty's ...

Elizaveta Ermakova 19 July 2020

Women Artists

A Meringue Ballerina: Anna Pavlova in Paintings

Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballerina, was highly independent for her times. She formed her own company and choreographed her own performances. She toured the world for twenty years and introduced ballet to other parts of the world. Pavlova was so famous that she was honored with a dessert named after her, it is called the Pavlova cake!

Anuradha Sroha 8 July 2020

History

Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists

Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full ...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 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

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pavel Fedotov, The Major’s Marriage Proposal

When you think of 19th-century Russia, images of Anna Karenina with black furs and white diamonds may come to mind. The lives of the wealthy ...

James W Singer 5 April 2020

Architecture

Once Upon a Time in Moscow: Pertsov’s House, a Russian Terem Amidst Modern Buildings

This building from the art-nouveau era is a sight for sore eyes! Pertsov's house is an interesting example of Russian classical folk influences ...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 March 2020

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 6 March 2020