Jars and rubber bulbs become "Blue Cities" in the hands of artist Tatiana Antoshina (2011). (VOA Photo/James Brooke)
Vladimir Putin, the gunslinger, dominates a mural painted in 2007 by Dmitri Vrubel and Viktoria Timofeeva, showing the personalities of modern Russia. (VOA Photo/James Brooke)
Ceremonial Session of the State Council, painted in 1900 by Ilya Repin, hands in the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
Plastic birch trees fly in a piece called "They Are Coming Back" by Nikola Ovchinnikov. (VOA Photo/James Brooke)