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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. This goes into the history of the arts in russia which is pretty cool since I ve admired russian writers in particular and thought this book would give me insight into themIt s a stiff read but I m trying

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Between Heaven and Hell

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. 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 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 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 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 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

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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. A sweeping marvellous overview of a thousand years of Russian 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 gotten underway Overall an excellent informative read and a must for anyone interested in Russian art and culture


5 thoughts on “Between Heaven and Hell

  1. says:

    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 gene

  2. says:

    A sweeping marvellous overview of a thousand years of Russian 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 an

  3. says:

    This goes into the history of the arts in russia which is pretty cool since I've admired russian writers in particular and thought t

  4. says:

    Partially read

  5. says:

    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 in the early period than the later done