No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

Duarte is an online art gallery specialized in Russian contemporary art.

The gallery focuses on contemporary artists who live and work in Russia. This includes Russian-born artists like Andre Medvedev and Lev Bogolomets as well as immigrants like Italian Elide Cabassi who has lived and worked in Russia for over twenty years.

Duarte looks for common threads in differences as well as similarities. For example, Elide Cabassi is an Italian classically educated painter who merges classical Italian techniques with Russian techniques of icon painting. She combines beauty, spirituality, compassion and contemplation in a modern format. Looking at her work is like meditating.

Andre Medvedev developed his art the opposite way. He started out with icon painting and taught himself to free his expression and exalt to human feelings.

In exceptional cases Duarte also presents artists who work outside of Russia if their work has similar qualities, such as is the case with Anco Mali.

Curious? This online gallery brings the art to you. You can read about what connects our artists, about their work or you can browse the online gallery and discover more.