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”

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#RussianProverb: Do Not Saw Off the Branch You Are Sitting On


Alkonost (lubok), the end of the 18th c - beginning of the 19th c.
Alkonost (lubok), the end of the 18th c – beginning of the 19th c.

Не пили сук, на котором сидишь

(ne pilí suk, na kotórom sidísh).

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The Real Russian Riddle №3


Ivan Bilibin – Crane, Postcard (1909).
Ivan Bilibin – Crane, Postcard (1909).

Riddle:

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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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#RussianSaying: What the Eyes Fear, the Hands Do


Nicholas Roerich - The Himalayas (Medley)
Nicholas Roerich – The Himalayas (Medley)

Глаза боятся – руки делают (glazá boyátsya – rúki délayut).

Literally: eyes fear [but] hands do, i.e. Continue reading “#RussianSaying: What the Eyes Fear, the Hands Do”