Art and Faith

Saturday, 15 December 2007

They’re Getting Ready!

Filed under: Christmas,contemporary,domestic,human study,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

It looks like Dede and Snegurochka are taking a break prior to the hectic preparations for the holiday. Hmm… are you ready?

Vasili Belyaev. The Burial of Christ. Khram Spasa na Krovi (Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood). St Petersburg RF. undated (1890s)

The Burial of Our Lord Christ

Vasili Belyaev

undated (1890s?)

Khram Spasa na Krovi (Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood)

St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal DistrictRF

Walking to Church with Vladimir Buzin. song: Françoise Hardy

Filed under: fine art,folk music,Orthodox,Russian,urban scene,vocal — 01varvara @ 00.00

The neo-Impressionist art of the contemporary Russian painter Vladimir Buzin combines with an old American standard, Suzanne, by Leonard Cohen sung by Françoise Hardy in French. Another one of those combinations that works better than it sounds!

Oleg Avakimyan. An Evening Launch. 1986

Filed under: fine art,historical,Russian,Soviet period — 01varvara @ 00.00

An Evening Launch (Oleg Avakimyan, 1986)

I mentioned THREE Leonid Baranovs, did I not? Well… this painting is in honour of the third Mr Baranov, the commander of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Three very different men… all with the same Christian and family names (different patronyms, I’ll warrant), but very different in life path and outlook. Nevertheless, I stand by my earlier comment. I do daresay the original Mr Baranov got around quite a bit!

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