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Boris Zvorykin - Illustrations to “Boris Godunov”

"Boris Godunov" is a play by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1825. The play is based on history of Boris Godunov’s reign (1598-1605), which is believed to be the beginning of Smuta ( "The Time of Troubles", but I prefer Russian term).

Smuta was a crucial period in Russian history. Civil war, Polish and Sweden invasions, total chaos in governmental, economical and social structures - Smuta almost destroyed  the country. 

Pushkin wrote his play  inspired by Shakespeare’s historical dramas. “Boris Godunov” is highly reverenced in Russian culture - there’re opera by Mussorgsky, based on the play, and  thousand allusions in poetry, literature, art  etc.

By the legend, Pushkin himself was so exulted after finishing the play, that cried: “What a Pushkin, what a son of a bitch!”

(via letterstomashka)

crossconnectmag:

Vladimir Kush (born 1965) is a Russian born surrealist painter and sculptor. He studied at the Surikov Moscow Art Institute, and after several years working as an artist in Moscow, his native city, he emigrated to the United States, eventually establishing his own gallery on the island of Maui in Hawaii. His oil paintings are also sold as giclée prints which contributed to his popularity and led to the establishment of further galleries in Laguna Beach, California and Las VegasNevada. In 2011 Kush won the First Prize in Painting at the Artistes du Monde international exhibition in Cannes via

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Shostakovich composing the 7th Symphony (1941)

About the 7th Symhphony, “Leningrad”, actress Galina Serebrjakova writes:
"Hell and Heaven, crime and innocence, the voice of reason and that of insanity, light and darkness: Shostakovich reflected all of this in his brilliant Symphony. It is longer than any possible motif, it is an immortal narration of the whole humanity, as is Dante’s poem."

de-es-ce-ha:

Shostakovich composing the 7th Symphony (1941)

About the 7th Symhphony, “Leningrad”, actress Galina Serebrjakova writes:

"Hell and Heaven, crime and innocence, the voice of reason and that of insanity, light and darkness: Shostakovich reflected all of this in his brilliant Symphony. It is longer than any possible motif, it is an immortal narration of the whole humanity, as is Dante’s poem."

(via thepianoblog)

"Tau nggak, untuk merayakan ulang tahun lo gue melakukan beberapa hal hari ini. Satu, bikinin gambar buat lo. Dua, bacain ulang blog kita yang dulu kita bikin bareng itu.." 

"Omaigat mana mungkin lah gue lupa ini hari apa.." 

- Akar si temen kriminil SMA pembasmi kejahatan fenomena ibukota.

Gila lo bu, yang ulangtaun siapa, yang ngerayain siapa. Lo bener-bener temen yang baik, selalu ada walaupun nggak ada. Terima kasih sudah membuat hari ini lebih.. lebih.

:’)