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FACE OF THE EPOCH

Art director of the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation and curator of the exhibition “Person. Form. Time ”Alexandra Kharitonova tells how the Russian fashion for portraits has changed. “A ceremonial portrait appeared only in the 18th century. Then insignia, costumes, and allegories were important, talking about the social status of the hero. The tradition continued in official Soviet painting. The modernists […]

JAPANESE LOLITA

The Japanese model and the Kawaii Ambassador Misako Aoki help figure out what a mysterious Japanese Kawaii fashion is. “Kawaii fashion is a style of clothing that you yourself think is“ kawamina. ” There is no exact definition for this, ”the pretty Misako Aoki is categorical. “Kawaii”, translated as “cute”, “adorable”, is both the style of the […]

ALL SOLD

To refute the rumors, to meet bold hopes and set the art tonality for a year, the two largest contemporary art fairs, the London Frieze and the Parisian F1AC, coped with the task. Gamien Hirst has depreciated: on the eve of the Frieze Art Fair in London, an exhibition of his paintings opened, which caused […]

HOPE IN SQUARE

“I don’t like the word muse.” It sounds pretty silly in Russian. I immediately recall caricatures or fat gypsum women with harps. In general, the muse is a myth. It arose because the artist cannot exist in the void, it is necessary to cling to something in the inner and outer cosmos, otherwise it is a fall into the […]

CLASSIC VS. PERFORMANCE

This year, Art Basel Miami was a return to the classics. The world of art turned to its heritage, and gallery owners focused on serious work and how to please collectors. This year the collectors at Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) were especially good – visitors at the stands did not crowd, gallery owners were as […]