Art and Faith

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky. A Young Woman Beating Flax in Perm Guberniya. 1910

A Young Woman Beating Flax in Perm Guberniya (Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, 1910)

A Window Into a Lost World 2: The People of Tsarist Russia

Here is a young praporshchik or poruchnik (lowest commissioned ranks) of the First World War period. Did he survive the war? Did he fight for the Whites or for the Reds? Was he one of the émigrés or did he stay in the rodina? Was he one of the older White generation to survive into the sixties and seventies? We’ll never know… pictures don’t speak, do they?

Unidentified Serbian Artist. St Nicholas of Myra: An Ex-Voto Offering. 1987

St Nicholas of Myra: An Ex-Voto Offering (Unidentified Serbian Artist, 1987)

Yelizaveta Byom. Azbuka (ABCs): “A”. no date (last quarter of the 19th century)

Azbuka (ABCs): “A” (Yelizaveta Byom, no date (last quarter of the 19th century))

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