Category Archives: Art

The Art of Ad: Russia’s ‘Imperial’ Bank Ads

"Imperial' Bank

In the world where art turned into advertising, ads became art

Captain Obviov

I remember I used to watch the ‘Imperial’ bank (1990-1999) ads on Russian TV in the 90s. The bank is now as dead as Julius Caesar (RIP) but the ads remain. Here are the ones with English subtitles. Actually there’s more of them. Enjoy! Continue reading The Art of Ad: Russia’s ‘Imperial’ Bank Ads

Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky - Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.
Ivan Aivazovsky – Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.

This Thursday I’ve finally visited the exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) in the Tretyakov Gallery devoted to the 200th anniversary of his birth. Continue reading Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky

Lev Termen Plays the Termenvox

Lev Termen plays termenvox
Lev Termen plays termenvox

Russian inventor Lev Termen (Léon Theremin) of French/German descent who in 1920 created termenvox (aka theremin) among other things, plays the instrument:

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Inside the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (Pt. 1)

Saint Isaac's Cathedral (1818-1858).
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (1818-1858).

Some photos which I took inside the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral on my latest trip to Saint Petersburg. It’s even more beautiful when you see it in reality.

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