Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

BELARUSIAN TOWELS.

June 22, 2009

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via Belarus Guide

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VARVARA.

March 11, 2009

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NisN research assignment requested by August Heffner on Varvara Stepanova, Russian constructivist. She was professor of textile design at the Vkhutemas (Higher Technical Artistic Studios) while continuing typography, book design and contributing to the magazine L.E.F. —What a total knock out!  There is this book, this article, and I only wish there was a show on Varvara and not just her husband, Rodchenko. Totally unfair.  Thanks August for the Varvara tip!

PARTY IN THE USSR.

March 6, 2009

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via English Russia

STRONG GIRL.

January 28, 2009

Varvara Akulova ‘Strongest Girl in the World’ via English Russia

PRIPYAT, UKRAINE.

January 25, 2009

The abandoned city of Pripyat was home to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. via Pripyat (site created by former residents)

PS: Click on the portraits to view larger size. It is totally worth the click.

KATYA.

January 25, 2009

Russian Girl Katya via English Russia

SOVIET CATALOG.

October 15, 2008

These images catalog the historic, curious, beautiful designs of Soviet Russia.
This is the example of what Soviet Russian citizens could order by mail from their state – the only vendor in the country. It’s no surprise that literary EVERY house in the country had something from those items. via EnglishRussia

RUSSIAN DISPLAYS. PART II.

May 9, 2008

More and more displays of Russian culture. Found via Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection.


Peasant girls. [Russian Empire]


Three mannequins of women in elaborate dress, on wooden stands


Old iron marriage crowns


Two icons in the Church of the Prophet Elijah
[Belozersk, Russian Empire]


Etruscan vases in the Hermitage in Saint Peterburg


Shroud with image of the Venerable Evfrosinii
[Venerable Monastery, Suzdal]


Plashchanitsa [shroud with image of Christ],
embroidered by Anastasiia Romanova


Venerable Irinarkh’s cap, lash, and fetters. risoglebsk


In the Borodino Museum. Borodino

RUSSIAN DISPLAYS. PART I.

May 5, 2008

I’ve made a couple of posts sharing the magical photos found on the Library of Congress’s Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection. This Sunday I spent a good portion of the evening devouring these incredible images. I have viewed every image up to page 100 and need to take a breath and share with you my findings thus far. It’s amazing how vague the descriptions are for such curious displays of Russian culture circa 1908-1915. Russian Displays: Think Tripped Out-Still Life Painting class in art school.


In the Borodino Museum. Borodino


Flowers in vase


Samples of models


Group of laborers standing, posed, in front o a chain-link fence,
with sacks piled behind fence


Display of archeological objects, jewelry, an arrowheads


Model of the boat on which Peter the Great vi ted Solovetskii Monastery
in 1694. [Solovetski Islands]


Lynx. From the collection of N.P. Alin in Che yn


Triglolastochka, or sea rooster. Batum


Successive stages of grinding a stone egg.
[I erial Lapidary Works, Ekaterinburg]


Shackles with which Mikhail Nikitich Romanovs bound.
The village of Nyrob. Ural

HEAD STUDY.

May 5, 2008

Too Wonderful. All to herself, Head Study or Ėtiud golovki in Russian, between 1905 and 1915. No other information was given, leaving us to imagine mysterious circumstances and stories. Everything is striking-the long red hair, pale features, dark under eye circles, pea green velvet couch with tassels, white blouse, navy skirt tailored to fit, wow wee. Found via Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress).