Russian Art: Nikolay Gay.


Again brought to my attention by our amazing artist friend Santa Robaina Rodriguez. Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge (his French ancestors’ last name was de Gay), Russian: Николай Николаевич Ге; 27 February [O.S. 15 February] 1831 – 13 June [O.S. 1 June] 1894) was a Russian realist painter famous for his works on historical and religious motifs. In 1850 […]

Valentin Serov, Russian Artist.


Brought to my attention by Santa Robaina Rodriguez: Serov was born in St. Petersburg, son of the Russian composer Alexander Serov, and his wife Valentina Bergman, a composer of German-Jewish[1] background. In his childhood he studied in Paris and Moscow under Ilya Repin and in the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1880–1885) under Pavel Chistyakov. Serov’s […]

Temperatures! – Joke


From my friend Ricki: :+18 C People from Hawaii put on the second blanket+10 C People from Helsinki turn off their heating system+2 C Italian cars don’t start0 C Distilled water freezes-1 C Expiration becomes visible. Russians eat icecream and drink cold beer-4 C Your dog jumps in the bed with you-10 C French cars […]