Wartime Molotov Cocktail Art


Have you ever used a cocktail to paint a portrait? (Don’t worry, neither have we.) With the help of his production crew and a book of archived photos and documents, Russian street artist Radya can proudly claim that he has. He’s created giant portraits of six World War II USSR soldiers – Guard Major Fedor Spekhov, Colonel Formichev, Guard Sergeant I.D. Serebrjakov, Guard Lieutenant V.A. Markov, and two unknowns – adding tone and texture to them by strategically bandaging fabrics to wooden panels and setting them ablaze with Molotov cocktails.

After completing the construction of the portraits, Radya and his daring crew assembled the “Eternal Fire” installation over the windows of an abandoned hospital that used to house the wounded during wartime.


















Radya’s website




January 18, 2017

25 Animals Who Have Mastered the Art of Taking the Perfect Selfie

The term selfie hasn’t been around for that long, but it’s already deeply ingrained into our society. A selfie is one way to show off your impeccable fashion, as well as proof that you did something (or met someone) cool. It’s even turned into a viable career option for a few lucky people—Kim Kardashian published an entire book dedicated hers, so this style of self-portraiture is definitely here to stay.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter