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“Fairytale Realism. Russian Folklore in Art”. Pre-recorded Talk and Q&As with Andrei Borovsky. NB: in Russian!

Thursday 16 July, 2020, 20:00 - 21:30

| free

The fabulous images of Viktor Vasnetsov, Ivan Bilibin, Elena Polenova, Boris Zvorykin became the main symbols of the national identity of the generation, personifying the search for the ideal “fairy-tale Russia” in the era of revolutions and changes. How did Russian artists at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries create the figurative world of the Russian fairy tale, with what picture did the fairy tale genre begin, and why was it not there before?
How did artists “dress” fairy-tale heroes – either striving for the authenticity of hoary antiquity, or inventing fashionable outfits in the style of “art nouveau”? What are the secrets of creating a “fabulous reality”, which we still believe?

The lecture (in Russian!) is available for viewing IN ADVANCE using the link provided by Andrei, from 7th to 16th of July, inclusive. The lecture was recorded with the support of the First Museum of Slavic Mythology, Tomsk in March 2020.

WHAT: Q&As with Andrei Borovsky. Please watch his pre-recorded lecture in advance.
WHEN: Thursday, 16 July, 7pm
LANGUAGE: talk & Q&As in Russian only
TICKETS: free*

Andrei Borovsky – art critic, public lecturer. Member of the international association of art historians AIS. He worked and collaborated with the Jewish Museum and the Center for Tolerance, the State Historical Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Russian Impressionism and others. Permanent expert on the Rules of Life program of the Culture TV channel. Member of cultural and educational projects in Moscow, St. Petersburg, London.

Andrei Borovsky’s channel on YouTube.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

* While there is no charge for this lecture we would welcome any donation you would like to make towards support of our efforts in bringing more speakers and lectures online during the lock down and social distancing time. Suggested donation £5.
You can send your donation by a direct bank transfer (BACS) to the following account:
Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society.
NATWEST Bank, Sort code: 60-11-30, Account: 18120466

Please email camruss@camruss.com if you have any questions.



Thursday 16 July, 2020
20:00 - 21:30