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.
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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”

Happy 868th Birthday, Moscow!


Apollinary Vasnetsov — Moscow Kremlin, 1897.
Apollinary Vasnetsov — Moscow Kremlin, 1897.

Anniversaries: A Singer & a Writer (Fyodor Shalyapin & Mikhail Bulgakov)


Boris Kustodiyev - Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.
Boris Kustodiev – Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.

‘You’re not Dostoyevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.

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Velimir Khlebnikov — Untitled (Things Got Scattered Out of the Bag)


Kazimir Malevich Black Square White on White
Kazimir Malevich – Black Square, between 1920s-1930s (The State Hermitage Museum); White on White, 1918 (MoMA).

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