#russian museum

Enlightenment

Smolyanki: The Nymphs of Russian Enlightenment

The Russian empress Catherine the Great aspired to Enlightenment ideas that propagate human intellectual power. Numerous tracts, essays, and books of...

Kateryna Martynova 8 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Valentin Serov, Princess Olga Orlova

Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme...

James W Singer 17 January 2021

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