#Moscow

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Why Political Actionism Is So Popular in Russia

The sources of Russian political actionism are in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Nonconformism emerged in a country where kitschy socialist realism...

Diana Sadretdinova 7 March 2022

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

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

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

Masterpiece Story: The Major’s Marriage Proposal by Pavel Fedotov

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