All articles tagged "art"

Putin and Stalin get to Celebrity Hell painting Putin and Stalin get to Celebrity Hell painting

17 Mar, 06:54 PM 46 comments

Three little-known Chinese/Taiwanese artists named Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An have created the oil painting – titled Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante – in 2006 depicting 103 figures from world history in striking detail.

Tags: Putin, art, Stalin, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gorbachev, Lenin

Russia shoots ‘Bourne-style’ action movie about war in Georgia Russia shoots ‘Bourne-style’ action movie about war in Georgia

19 Mar, 02:58 PM 15 comments

A top Russian TV channel will soon show the movie dedicated to last autumn’s war in the Georgian breakaway province of South Ossetia. The action movie, reportedly resembling Hollywood’s Bourne trilogy, clearly explains to the audience who started the August war.

Tags: art, Georgia, war in Ossetia

UK TV bans Angelina Jolie commercial for Russian movie UK TV bans Angelina Jolie commercial for Russian movie

19 Mar, 03:49 PM 21 comments

A TV ad for the Wanted movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov, shows the actress Angelina Jolie firing weapons, must not be shown because it could be seen as condoning gun violence.

Tags: art, celebrities

Russian Fashion Week starts in Moscow Russian Fashion Week starts in Moscow

23 Mar, 08:00 PM 2 comments

Russian Fashion Week has started in Moscow, turning the city for one week into the capital of world’s fashion.

Tags: fashion, art

Russian Czar’s heirloom on sale at Sotheby's for $2.7 million Russian Czar’s heirloom on sale at Sotheby's for $2.7 million

16 Apr, 02:18 PM 74 comments

A pair of gold-plated porcelain vases once owned by a relative of murdered Russian Czar Nicholas II will be sold in London by Sotheby's this summer and are expected to fetch up to $2.67 million.

Tags: Sotheby\'s, art,

Family portrait of mysterious Nicholas Roerich causes stir at Christie’s Family portrait of mysterious Nicholas Roerich causes stir at Christie’s

27 Apr, 08:53 PM 9 comments

A private collector paid a pretty penny for a portrait of Russian artist, mystic and Tibetan explorer Nicholas Roerich painted by his son. Interest in Roerich's art has been increasing in recent years. Interest in his occult teachings has never waned.

Tags: nicholas Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich, art, auctions, Christie\'s

Russian church condemns ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Russian church condemns ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

4 May, 06:48 PM 14 comments

The administration of Pskov, a city North-West of Moscow, has banned the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ rock opera tour, because of church disapproval. Pskov State Cultural Committee chief Zinaida Ivanova has demanded that a performance due to be held on May 5, be cancelled citing condemnation of the show by the Pskov church.

Tags: art, Jesus Christ Superstar, rock opera,

Russian heir sues Yale over rights for Van Gogh painting Russian heir sues Yale over rights for Van Gogh painting

4 Jun, 02:54 PM 10 comments

The alleged Russian heir of a Van Gogh painting seized after the Bolshevik revolution of 1918 has sued Yale University for displaying the masterpiece.

Tags: art

Russian art auction at Sotheby’s brings $12.5 million Russian art auction at Sotheby’s brings $12.5 million

9 Jun, 02:23 PM 7 comments

Sotheby's raised 7.9 million pounds ($12.5 million) at its Russian art auction on Monday, a total the auctioneer called "solid" in uncertain economic times and within pre-sale expectations.

Tags: Russia, Sotheby\'s, art, auction,

Russia's famous Hermitage museum opens outlet in Amsterdam Russia's famous Hermitage museum opens outlet in Amsterdam

19 Jun, 01:49 PM 7 comments

The Hermitage is exhibiting tzarist opulence at a new satellite museum in Amsterdam, the city where Peter the Great started Russia's fabulous state art collection 300 years ago and which inspired the design for his own capital, St. Petersburg.

Tags: art, Holland

Sotheby’s to sell rediscovered Romanov art collection Sotheby’s to sell rediscovered Romanov art collection

8 Jul, 06:56 PM 8 comments

Sotheby’s has announced that in November this year it will bring to the market, for the first time ever, an extraordinary and rediscovered collection of personal and rare objects, including many pieces by Fabergé, which belonged to the Romanov imperial dynasty.

Tags: Sotheby’s, art,

Belarus censors Russian literature and movies Belarus censors Russian literature and movies

10 Jul, 03:30 PM 54 comments

Belarus is to set up a committee to check all Russian films and books for immorality and dissolute content

Tags: Belarus, Russia, art,

US book accuses Ernest Hemingway of spying for KGB US book accuses Ernest Hemingway of spying for KGB

10 Jul, 04:19 PM 19 comments

A new US book "Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America” claims Ernest Hemingway was a not-very-effective spy for the KGB during the 1940s.

Tags: KGB, Ernest Hemingway, art,



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