Viktor Vasnetsov was a Russian artist who specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic modernist painting and a key figure... More > in the revivalist movement. Vasnetsov started as a scene painter. In the early 1880s, he borrowed the subjects from ancient history and found another source of subjects in Russian mythology – legends, ballads, fairy tales. Thus Vasnetsov became the founder of new style in Russian painting and wasn't only the first artist to use subjects from folklore, but also the first to borrow methods and techniques from national folk art. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Vasnetsov actively worked in different fields. During the last 20 years of his life he turned again to his favourite lyrical subjects inspired by Russian fairy-tales. His painting influenced greatly the development of modernism and symbolism in Russian painting and poetry.< Less
This catalogue edited by Jason Marquis, including an essay by Michael Birchall, explores a year's work by New York artist Victor Timofeev. It is the compilation of nearly 300 drawings - one executed... More > almost daily for 12 months - that expose the shifting nature of our environment, the duality of abstraction and perspective, as well as the character of color past its sensual quailities.< Less
Viktor est un ami singulier.
Il ne sourit pas beaucoup, boude souvent et dort mal la nuit à s'en faire grincer des dents.
Mais lorsque Lilie l'anime, la musique l'envahit, résonne... More > dans chacun de ses os et la magie opère...
Une minute, puis deux, un instant T passé avec lui et Viktor s'empare de vos yeux, de vos oreilles, de votre coeur.
Serez vous prêts pour cette comptine d'après minuit ?< Less
Leo’s happy childhood abruptly changed when the Russian nobleman Ivan fell in love with Leo’s Jewish mother. Indignant relatives, fearing that Leo would be taken to Russia and baptized,... More > kidnapped him and moved him to distant Crimea. Desperately wanting to find his mother, Leo managed to escape from his kidnappers. He was able to join a gypsy camp and he wandered with the gypsies across the Crimea in search of his mother. In the city of Yalta, a noblewoman who wanted to keep him as her son abducted Leo, but the desire to find his mother was stronger than the comforts of a wealthy estate, and Leo escaped to the wilderness of the Crimean Mountains. There the Crimean Tatars saved him from starvation, and they helped him to make the journey to the city of Karasubazar to meet with Jewish traders who helped him in his search. Finally, Leo achieved his goal and found his mother, but that is not the end of the story.…< Less
This is a book of recipes, but not a cookbook. It is a personal diary on a theme of gastronomy where culinaria and literaria interweave. The author has dedicated this book to friends and family he... More > would have preferred to share his meals with. Preparing imaginative meals is not only a clever articulation of good mood and celebration of life, but also a solace.< Less
Eight fact-based stories about emigration, alcoholism, self-definition and family loss. Controversies of contemporary Europe and Balkan conflicts. The stories take place in Paris, Zagreb, Houston,... More > Toronto, Lisbon, Kosovo..< Less
Graff Czary is addicted to motion, as if mobility will prevent the finality of his failure. In his alienation he observes the controversies and marginalities of contemporary Europe. He sees through... More > the malaise of tired western society, and in turn finds himself rejected - by women, publishers and the banks, to start with. Despite his detachment from the society he mirrors it - his incessant motion reflects absence of bond to land or people, a delusional byproduct of globalisation.
Muted and alone he searches for humaneness in autobiographical texts of his favourite writers, but also in random encounters. He realizes that he is one of many equally desperate individuals. Incapable of reaching out to their fellow humans they turn to art - even in subtle forms like pronouncing softly one particular word.< Less