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.
For the first higher education – I am a psychologist. I also completed a two-year A-Level History of Art program (National Extension College, Cambridge) with an “A” grade.
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!