Pieter Bruegel the Younger or Hell Bruegel. Copyist or great artist?
Konstantin Korovin: Russian Impressionist
Frescoes by Giotto. Between Icon and Renaissance Realism
Outstanding Spanish Artists: from El Greco till Goya
7 Most Famous Artists. From Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent Van Gogh.
5 Most Outstanding Artists of the 18th Century
Van Gogh Paintings. 5 Masterpieces of the Brilliant Master
Bruegel Paintings. The most Famous Masterpieces of the Artist
Bosch Paintings: 5 Masterpieces of the most Mysterious Artist
10 incredible works by brave Banksy
“Benois Madonna” by Leonardo da Vinci. Why is it a masterpiece?
Guide to Bosch’s Triptych “Temptation of St. Anthony”
Luncheon on the Grass. How Édouard Manet Founded Modern Art
Why The Last Day of Pompeii by Bryullov is a masterpiece
“La Fornarina” by Raphael. The Story of Love and Secret Marriage
“Irises” by Van Gogh. About the Artist’s Floral Masterpiece
The Great Wave by Hokusai. What is the secret of its popularity
The Swing by Fragonard. The central masterpiece of the Rococo era
The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. The secret of divine beauty
Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt. Why it’s a masterpiece
About the author
Hello! I’m Oksana Kopenkina, art analyst and founder of the Russian-language site “Arts Diary” with a traffic of 2500 people per day. And just an experienced lover of painting :).
I am the author of 165 unique articles on painting from antiquity to the present. I have already translated some of them and posted them here on the Arts Diary & Pad website.
My blog is not a gallery of reproductions or an encyclopedia. This is a search for answers to the questions “Why is this a masterpiece?” And “Why is this artist a genius?”
My goal is to shorten your path to the picture, to understanding all its features and encrypted messages.
At the same time, I want to make this path fascinating. Therefore, I write my articles in a simple language, so that no piling up of terms will prevent you from communicating with artists through their paintings.
Enjoy your immersion in the world of art!