Cities from a different point of view: Elena Romanova

Elena Romanova is a Russian artist, born in 1985, and raised in Moscow.  In 2003 she moved to London where she studied and painted until 2008.  Then she moved to Spain.  Elena now divides her time between London and her studio in Barcelona. Her paintings are mainly done by using oil or watercolors.  Her works are held in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

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Cities from a different point of view: Elena Romanova

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A child's daises

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

– Albert Einstein –

The biggest luck that I had in my life was probably the first book that my neighbor gave me for my 7th birthday. It was “Little Woman” by Louisa May Alcott. I read it over and over again, by the end of kindegartner I probably read it 10 times and I knew it by heart. Many years has passed since then, but I still remember the adventures of the four March sisters. Josephine, nicknamed Jo, was my favourite: a strong and independent girl, who took responsabilities for his family and sacrificed her comfort for them and to help others. Also Amy, in some ways, made an impression on me. She was graceful, happy and benevolent, she loved art and things came easily to her.  I believe that book had a great influence on me. I still feel to be a sort of mix between Jo and Amy, Jo remaining the one who most inspired me.

That book not only introduced me to who would have been one of my most favourite female character, Jo, it also made me fall in love with reading. During the remaining 4 years of kindergartner I probably read about 30 books.

They shaped my mind. They gave me the ability to dream and to believe.

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Little girl’s daisies

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Absolute Turquoise

Designed by humans : Body art painting by Youri Messen-Jaschin – Turquoise dress
Designed by nature: Peacock and plant

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Absolute Turquoise

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Mona Lisa's Facebook Photo Profile

If Mona Lisa would have been born 500 years later, she could have had these pictures in her Facebook profile. And we can just wonder what Leonardo Da Vinci would have thought about these portraits…

The sitter of this painting was Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The Italian name for the painting is La Gioconda, a pun on the feminine form of the sitter’s married name Giocondo. In Italian, La Gioconda means “jocund” (“happy” or “jovial”), or literally “the jocund one”. Under this perspective, this “modern” Gioconda certainly maintain the original spirit of “cheerful and lighthearted”.

Five centuries after the portrait of the Mona Lisa was made, the culture has greatly changed. This can be seen as an “interesting” renewal for the painting that has been acclaimed as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world” (Lichfield, 2005).

 

P.S. See also our new post: The Mona Lisa Saga Continue

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Mona Lisa’s Facebook Profile Pictures

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