About

This is a blog of art from the Russias – Imperial, Soviet, occupied territories, and from the diaspora. I have divided it into categories for each of the erstwhile provinces and republics, and then into individual artists, and finally into their various oeuvres (portraiture, landscapes, and so on).

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  1. Lovely blog! However, I think you’ve got the wrong picture for Edelfelt’s “A Child’s Funeral”. After winning the medal, Edelfelt was privately commissioned to recreate the painting but with a more cheerful theme. In the original painting, the subjects are dressed in black and the small coffin is plainly visible. It’s also considered far superior, both artistically and technically. Compare http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiedosto:Lapsen_ruumissaatto_Albert_Edelfelt_Convoi_dun_enfant.JPG and

  2. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. You may well be right – I think the one I’ve posted is the cheerful version. I’ve seen it referred to as a ‘study’, but can’t be sure if it indeed is one.

  3. Hi, sorry for writing here but it seems there is an address to write to…

    I’d be happy to use the image of the propaganda poster whit both red cross and red crescent emblems by Viktor Koretsky in an article I am writing about the history of humanitarian flags (I’m a science/culture writer and a red cross historian too) in my web-based project http://www.laputa.it. This e-mail is to ask your permission to post a lower-resolution copy of the image on it. I suppose that a soviet poster of ’40s should be in the public domain (as a possible copyright belong to a country that no longer exists) but our policy is based on the maximum openness and fairness, so we always ask permission to reuse images and always credit those who helped us.
    If you agree, I’ll give you proper credit in the references section of the resulting article by stating that it was your courtesy and by providing a web link back to your blog or another page you may want to suggest me. You may also benefit from the good rating of Laputa on search engines.

    Laputa is a (small but growing) free web magazine that provides in-depth and well-documented researches on little-known, unusual and amazing things or facts in history, but only absolutely true and verified (I’m sorry, only in Italian for now 😦 ). Laputa named by the flying island of Swift’s novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, a kingdom devoted to the art and science but unable to use them for practical ends: a nice way to have fun from our interest in science and culture.

    Thank you for your time; I look forward to your response.

    best regards,

    • hi silvio – thanks for stopping by and your note. i’m afraid I’m not the owner of this image – i found it on the internet – so i can’t give you permission for it. best of luck with your venture.

  4. Dont’ worry, it should be in the public domain. I found several copy of the image on the internet. I mentioned your blog in the sources as a courtesy because it was the first site I found and because it contained information about the author: I hope you likes an inbound link! Thanks anyway 🙂

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