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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red

Sergei Shchukin once said “If a picture gives you a psychological shock, buy it. It’s a good one.” And the Matisse painting I would like to...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Art Travels

Armchair Museum Visits: Great Museums in Art

Armchair traveling, online art viewing, and virtual museum visits are all the rage these days. In this article, you can do those three things at once...

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora

Rembrandt painted his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times during their relatively short but meaningful...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2021

Valentin Serov, Russian Master of Portraits

Valentin Serov (1865–1911), was a student of Ilya Repin, and heir to the best traditions of the Russian realistic school. From the very beginning...

Elizaveta Ermakova 17 February 2021

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

History

Mona Lisa at the Battlefield: The History of Saving Art During World War II

During walks through the halls of museums, few people think about how these art masterpieces were not always in their place. In turbulent war years,...

Elizaveta Ermakova 3 July 2020

Museum Stories

Best Moments of Apple’s Hermitage Museum Journey

The Apple company recently presented a film that was shot within the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg. It shows 45 halls and 600 works of...

Elizaveta Ermakova 21 April 2020

Art State of Mind

10 Best Christmas Gifts from Museums

Halloween has passed and the Christmas season has officially started. With it the longer nights, warm glow of lights and candles, and the headache of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2019