In our post-modern times classical art, and especially painting, is still highly appreciated, studied and admired. Tradition is alive and well and resurfaces in the work of many young-generation painters as inspiration, technique or colouring. Natalia Tsarkova is one of these artists.

Born in Moscow in 1967, Tsarkova sudied in the capital where she became the first woman to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts, before going on to St Petersburg Academy. The Soviet philosophy for schools of art