#Russia

Design

What You Need to Know About Fabergé Easter Eggs

During one of my vacations, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 17 April 2022

Design

Luxury and Mystery – The Row About Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

There is something magical about the Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs. They are a symbol of the ultimate luxury, but also of an era long gone and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 April 2022

Neoclassicism

Portraits of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias

Catherine the Great (1729-1796) ruled almost the entire second half of the 18th century. Her reign was very successful on the world arena and gave...

Elizaveta Ermakova 25 March 2022

actionism in russia: Anatoly Osmalovsky, Necesiudik's Journey to Brombdingnag Land, 1993, Moscow, Russia. Contemporary Art

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

Ilya Repin, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, 1880–1891, State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg WTF Art History

Want to Insult Your Enemy? Get Inspired by the Badass Zaporozhian Cossacks!

There are dozens if not hundreds of forged documents in the history of the world. They weren’t forged just for fun. Some of them were the basis...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 March 2022

constructivism soviet cinema Theater & Cinema

Constructivism in Soviet Cinema

Constructivism originated in Russia in 1915 and its creators were Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko. It promoted using industrial assemblage...

Errika Gerakiti 17 February 2022

Review

The Morozov Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest show offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the renowned Morozov collection in its entirety for the...

Louisa Mahoney 7 February 2022

russian avant-garde Design

Teapots and Dresses in the Service of the Russian Revolution

Over 100 years have passed since the October Revolution but this remarkable event still fascinates not only historians dealing with politics and...

Piotr Policht 26 January 2022

Vrubel. Mikhail Vrubel, The Swan Princess, 1900, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Artist Stories

Genius of All the Art Forms: Mikhail Vrubel’s Fantastic Worlds

The place of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) in Russian art is exclusive and isolated. Legends already began to form around Vrubel during his lifetime. He...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 January 2022

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2022

Artist Stories

Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales

155 years ago today, Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow! He is chiefly associated with Der Blaue Reiter, an international group of avant-garde...

Magda Michalska 16 December 2021

Music

This Looks out of Tune? Finding Dissonance in Kandinsky’s Paintings

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky painted some of the most beautiful pieces of art in a style that is instantly recognizable. The flurry of lines,...

Craig Wakerley 16 December 2021