June 1 (old style – May 20) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding woman whose contribution to the development of Russian culture can hardly be overestimated. Princess Maria Tenisheva was a collector, philanthropist, public figure and enamel artist. Turgenev regretted not having time to write a story about her, she posed for Repin, Serov, Korovin and Vrubel. Contemporaries called her “the heroine of our time” and “the pride of all of Russia,” and today, her name is hardly known to the majority and undeservedly forgotten. Continue reading
“Model” – this word is involuntarily associated with the image of a sensual woman with a languid look and a gorgeous figure. In his memory immediately appear the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the outstanding canvases of the impressionists and surrealists … Posing for brilliant artists and sculptors, sitters were often not just an object for the image for them, but played a much more important, though not always unambiguous, role.
There is something paradoxical in that the image of the Sistine Madonna shining with chastity was created by Raphael with the participation of Margarita Luti – a woman who had a passionate, loving nature. Continue reading
Surely, every person entering into marriage hopes that his family will be strong and happy, and that the couple will live together for many years. But these hopes are not always justified. Today we want to talk about the secrets of strong marriages of domestic celebrities. They created families back in Soviet times, went through victories and defeats together, reached the heights of fame, raised children and continue to support each other in everything in grief and joy.
Even at a time when they were not familiar, Anatoly Mukasey with his mother and sister Ella saw the film “Behind the window of a department store”, in which Svetlana Druzhinina was shot. Mom drew attention to the actress, and Anatoly immediately declared: he would certainly marry her. True, they met a little later on the volleyball court. Continue reading