#Russia

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista Wife

Firs Zhuravlev's realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the house...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 September 2020

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

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

Ivan VI of Russia: The Baby Emperor

Ivan VI of Russia (Ivan Antonovich) was the youngest Russian tsar in history. He was proclaimed emperor when only two months old, and his 22-year-old...

Kateryna Martynova 3 June 2020

Art Travels

Roman Holidays: Italian Landscapes Through the Eyes of Russian Artists

It is well known that Italy is a motherland of world masterpieces. Renaissance paintings, baroque architecture and Italian opera are the children of...

Kateryna Martynova 23 April 2020

Museum Stories

Around the world with the National Portrait Gallery – P.5 Europe

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors from 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 February 2020