Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Articles about Russian fine art

Russian art has a long fascinating history and I wish everybody could have an opportunity to explore my country's artistic tradition. However the majority resources on the Internet dedicated to Russian art are in Russian.

Luckily enough the other day I found a unique website devoted to Russian art and culture: http://www.russia-ic.com/culture_art/visual_arts/description/ It has nearly 20 wonderful articles with illustrations on the various topics and various genres of Russian art. Some of the stories were a discovery for me too. I personally strongly recommend to read the following articles:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Messengers of Easter

March is the month full of wonderful holidays - International Women's Day, St' Patrick's. Easter will also be celebrated in many countries in March this year, March 23 to be exact (April 27 in Orthodox countries, like Russia, Ukraine, etc.)

Traditionally Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs came to symbolise Easter in many of the Western countries, including the U.S. How many various bunnies - chocolate, fluffy, plastic, drawn on postacards - are created and given as presents each year? Thousands, I guess. How many of them have you already given out and received? Dozens? And yet, how much connection does a funny bunny have to the holy event that Easter symbolizes - the Resurrection of Christ?

In Orthodox countries, like Russia or Ukraine Easter is very much a religious rather than a commercial holiday. Why don't you explore the Eastern European tradition and surprise your loved ones with gifts that are more spiritual, the gifts that are divine and heavenly?

Capucines Boulevard art gallery (http://www.capucinesboulevard.com/), for example, has a wonderful collection of paintings of angels by Robert Romero, that convey the ideas of DIVINE LIGHT, CELEBRATION, RESURRECTION. You can call them the Messengers of Easter (in order of appearance: Angel in Motion, Portrait of an Angel, Gabriel's Message, Michael's Arrival):

You can buy original paintings and prints on our main website or beautiful gifts with the image of your choice printed on them (apparel, mugs, bags, POSTCARDS, etc.) on our gifts shop website: http://www.cafepress.com/capucinesblvd/3525422 (Use the left hand navigation to choose the image you like)

Finally, our gallery can also offer you a one-of-a kind work of art - Christ Trinity sculpture by Charles Collins:

The outside figures of Christ Trinity are disciples Peter and John and they have baskets on their backs carrying loaves and fishes. They have been cast separate. The center figure that makes up Christ nose and mouth is Mother Mary on the other side and she is in prayer for the liberation of humanity. This edition is limited to 44.
We hope that you will be able to find something that warms your heart and we wish you a Happy Easter!
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