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likely a little exacting in yourto be a little exacting in your and wanting a little something extra general work I love Russian arts especially the period from say Dostoevsky up through NEP especially the avant garde music and poetry You ll get some of that in this work but probably not enough if you know a lot about it For the layperson this work is just fine You ll learn a lot probably than you have oom for in your aesthetic sensibilities and St The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in RussiaThis slim volume tackles an overwhelming subject 1000 years of Russian achievements in the arts from medieval ikons to the novels of Tolstoy to the films of Eisenstein Much has been written about the subject over the years but Lincoln poses himself a slightly different task to depict not so much the history of Russian arts as the history of the country's artistic experienc. ,
Ill likely discover a lot of new stuff you ve never
of For the non you ll find some shocking shortcomings Shostakovich educed to a few pages along with the superior Prokofiev all those weird art movements are barely touched upon all the icists and perhaps the greatest most sinful omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the greatest movie ever madeLike most sinful omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the greatest movie ever madeLike said if you know and love Russian art the negatives will seem to outweigh the positives. E including the social and political forces that shaped artistic creation Author of suchHeard Of For The Non
Histories As Romanovs Andas Romanovs and I Lincoln ably provides the context such a task euires Unfortunately Lincoln's purple prose can sometimes be distracting No one ever seems to merely wear a medal they wear it proudly; a building is not simply painted turuoise when it can be brilliant turuoise Here for instance is Lincoln on the music of Rims.
If you are interested in learning about Russian art you couldn t find a better place to start This goes about Russian art you couldn t find a better place to start This goes the history of the arts in ussia which is pretty cool since I ve admired The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field russian writers in particular and thought this book would give me insight into themIt s a stiffead but I
m trying When I m a hundred pages in and we e well into the 1800s it s nottrying When I m a hundred pages in and we e well into the 1800s it s not five hundred years of history Given I Was Significantly Interested was significantly interested the early period than the later don. Ky Korsakov Oceans churned storms thundered the sun sparkled in wintry forests and in the new warmth of spring nightingales sang and golden fish leaped from crystal streams Overall however Lincoln's marriage of history and the arts is a happy one demonstrating how the peculiarly Russian tension between East and West and between politics and the arts helped produce artistic works that were both uniuely beautiful and uniuely Russian.
W. Bruce Lincoln