Fine Art Friday…

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... Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff, The Flower Seller. … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday – Russian Orthodox/Vatican Style…

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... The Vatican's newest official court artist, Natalia Tsarkova, poses next to a painting of Pope Benedict XVI in her studio by Rome. From Art Daily; ROME (AFP).- After Michelangelo and Raphael, the vatican's latest official painter is something of an unusual choice -- an ebullient Russian woman with a pet owl who is a regular at the court of cardinals and popes. An Orthodox believer in the heart of Roman Catholicism, Natalia Tsarkova paints her classical-style portraits in a flat filled … [Read more...]

Happy Easter…

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... Please enjoy this Russian art depicting Kulich, a traditional Easter type bread. Ilya Kaverznev, Joyous Easter Sergei Smirnov, Easter Sunday Inessa Safronova, Kulichi I tried to make this one year. And by "try" I mean I googled the recipe and decided it was too much work. … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... It's back. Featuring Russian artist Eugeni Balakshin. Click here for more. … [Read more...]

Isaak Levitan …

... Autumn Day. Sokolniki, c. 1879. Isaak Levitan is considered one of the finest landscape painters in Russian Art and he was decidedly unpretentious in the subjects for his paintings. He remained faithful to simple poetic motifs of his native land. Natural simplicity and composition was the hallmark of Levitan's artistic genius. … [Read more...]


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