Item description for Russian Legends: Folk Tales and Fairy Tales by Patty Wagemen, Lidia Iovleva, David Jackson, Ellen Rutten & Natasha Kurchanova...
"The Magic Carpet" by Russian-born Victor Vasnetsov depicts a man placidly hovering on an oriental rug, flanked by three owls, above an eerie, moonlit landscape. Painted in 1880, it evidences the influence that Russian fairytales (in which magic carpets figure heavily) had on Russian painters and illustrators of the time. These stories were not only, as is often thought, used in traditional crafts like embroidery, lacquer work and embroidery. Nineteenth century artists blended imagery from fairytales and legends with references to what was happening politically, economically and socially in Russia and the rest of the world--creating a unique picture of the Russian psyche. An engaging survey of an under-explored phenomenon, Russian Legends, Folktales and Fairytales includes more than 80 works by Vasnetsov, Nicholas Roerich, Ivan Bilibin, Vasili Kandinsky, Elena Polenova and Michail Vroebel alongside summaries of the depicted fairytales. Some of the works included are book illustrations, others large paintings on canvas. A great resource for understanding how and why Russian artists utilized fairytale imagery, this book also serves as an introduction to the repeating themes and humor in the stories.
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Studio: NAi Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 3.04 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher NAi Publishers
ISBN 9056626086 ISBN13 9789056626082
Availability 0 units.
More About Patty Wagemen, Lidia Iovleva, David Jackson, Ellen Rutten & Natasha Kurchanova
David Jackson has been conserving and collecting tansu since 1990. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland and completed graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982, where he studied sculpture and woodworking.