(Between Heaven and Hell) EBOOK/PDF Þ W. Bruce Lincoln
When you know a subject well you re likely to be a little exacting in your critiue and wanting a little something extra from a eneral work I love Russian arts especially little exacting in your critiue and wanting a little something extra from a eneral work I love Russian arts especially period from say Dostoevsky up through NEP especially the avant arde music and poetry You ll et 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 the layperson this work is just fine You ll a lot probably than you have room for in your aesthetic sensibilities and will likely discover a lot of new stuff you ve never heard of For the non beginner you ll find some shocking shortcomings Shostakovich reduced to a few pages along with the superior Prokofiev all those weird art movements. 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 #1000 years of Russian achievements in the 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.
W. Bruce Lincoln ë 9 ReadN the early period than the later done A sweeping marvellous overview of thousand years the later done A sweeping marvellous overview of a thousand years history that is largely unknown and misunderstood in the West Lincoln is a master of narrative history drawing the reader into the lives of artists as if they too have a seat around the samovar and are sharing tea The ending is a little abrupt perhaps reflecting the uncertainty and upheaval of the formation of the new Russian Federation and perhaps in acknowledgement that a new epoch in artistic history is about to begin but had not at the time of printing really otten underway Overall an excellent informative read and a must for anyone interested in Russian art and culture Partially read. Ky Korsakov Oceans churned #STORMS THUNDERED THE SUN SPARKLED IN #thundered the sun sparkled in forests and in the new warmth of spring nightingales sang and olden 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. ,
Are barely touched upon all the icists and perhaps the reatest most omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the the icists and perhaps the reatest most sinful omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the movie ever madeLike I said if you know and love Russian art the negatives will seem to outweigh the positives If you are interested in learning about Russian art you couldn t find a better #place to start This oes into the history of the arts in russia which is pretty cool since I #to start This oes into the history of the arts in russia which is pretty cool since I admired russian writers in particular and thought this book would ive me insight into themIt s a stiff read but I m trying When I m a hundred pages in and we re well into the 1800s it s not even five hundred years of history Given I was significantly interested E including the social and political forces that shaped artistic creation Author of such histories as Romanovs and Nicholas I Lincoln ably provides the context such a task reuires 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.