Monday, June 07, 2010

Richard Davies: Wooden Churches

quote [In the summer of 1902 Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (1876 - 1942) the well known artist, stage designer and illustrator of Russian Folk Tales travelled to the Vologda Province in the North of Russia. As well as collecting and studying the local folk art he drew and photographed the wooden architecture. Many of the photographs taken on these trips were used as illustrations in Bilibin's article of 1904 in the World of Art Magazine entitled Folk Art of the Russian North. Seeing these beautiful postcards inspired Richard Davies to travel to the Russian North in 2002 to find out which churches had survived].

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