History of street art: how contemporary street art was inspired by the Russian Revolution

In 2013 the Government of Moscow made a move towards legalizing street art and graffiti. Within three months, during the “Best city in the world” fesitval, Moscow blossomed, covered in murals by street artists. These artworks were immune to municipal services, they were not deemed as vandalism. Finally the Russian Capital was adopting a look…

Tretyakov Gallery: Russian art that will get you high

Art is always a bit of a mind game between the spectator and the artist where context is key. I want to tell you about 5 iconic yet confusing paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery. This painting is called Bathing of a Red Horse. By Russian artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. The artist’s original idea for a genre…