Art and Faith

Friday, 14 November 2008

Silent Night as Sung by Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) and His Wife Tatiana Sinyavskaya

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It’s time to start thinking of the Nativity season and it’s time to prepare for American Thanksgiving (our Canadian friends already had theirs in October),¬†which¬†means that it’s time to think of getting ready for Christmas on 7 January. So, I was looking for two musical pieces to tack on the front page for the duration of the holiday period. I chose this piece, sung in English by THE BOSS HIMSELF, the late great Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) (Westerners didn’t call him the “Russian Sinatra” for nothing) and his wife, Tatiana Sinyavskaya. Reflect on the fact that they are not singing in their native languages and that this video was made in late Soviet times. Before 1991, the first shoots of the present revival in Russia were showing, and this video’s proof of that.

A lovely and blessed Nativity season to all of you.

BMD

Viktor Bobrov. A Portrait of G. G. Gagarin. undated (1880s?)

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Portrait of G. G. Gagarin (Viktor Bobrov, undated (1880s?))

There is more Vasiliev to go up, but, I wanted to break the sequence, so as to vary the site. It is not “all Vasiliev, all the time!” Since I wished a clean break, I went for a 19th century portraitist. I have more Vasiliev, but, I am going to break it into several groups, separated by some short series by other artists.

Viktor Bobrov. A Portrait of the Singer E. A. Lavrovskaya. 1881

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Portriat of the Singer E. A. Lavrovskaya (Viktor Bobrov, 1881)

Viktor Bobrov. By the Fireplace. 1890

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

By the Fireplace (Viktor Bobrov, 1890)

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