Boris Indrikov – Velikie Veliki


Boris Indrikov - Velikie Veliki in the State Museum of Sports
Boris Indrikov – Velikie Veliki in the State Museum of Sports

I want to introduce to you Boris Indrikov – contemporary Russian artist, whom I was fortunate to meet in person. I was completely blown away by his Velikie Veliki project (in Russian, English adaptation), which was a mockery of pseudoscience and folk history. I won’t give you spoilers, but trust me – it’s a brain candy! Note: all the text in the Russian version was written by Boris on such a high level that it resulted in a holy war on Russian historical forums.

Continue reading “Boris Indrikov – Velikie Veliki”

Joseph Brodsky – On Ukrainian Independence


Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky

I’ve come across the best translation of this Brodsky’s poem by Artem Serebrennikov. Continue reading “Joseph Brodsky – On Ukrainian Independence”

Ivan Krylov’s Fable – “Quartet”


Vasily Timorev - illustration to "Quartet".
Vasily Timorev (1870-1942) – illustration to “Quartet”.

Continue reading “Ivan Krylov’s Fable – “Quartet””

Velimir Khlebnikov ‘When Horses Die – They Breathe’


Velimir Khlebnikov
Velimir Khlebnikov
When horses die – they breathe,
When herbs die – they fade,
When suns die – they go dark,
When people die – they sing.
***
Когда умирают кони — дышат,
Когда умирают травы — сохнут,
Когда умирают солнца — они гаснут,
Когда умирают люди — поют песни.
(1912)

Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky


Ivan Aivazovsky - Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.
Ivan Aivazovsky – Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.

This Thursday I’ve finally visited the exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) in the Tretyakov Gallery devoted to the 200th anniversary of his birth. Continue reading “Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky”