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Russian Fairy Tales: Palekh Painting

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"The present publication of Russian folk tales is a remarkable example of this interesting facet of Russian art. The illustrations are by Alexei Orleansky, a painter of the Palekh school. Working with a variety of materials, in 1999 he produced a series of original miniatures illustrating traditional stories. I am sure that his iridescent Fire-Bird colors will bring joy to ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by P 2 Art Pub
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Amelia
In a nutshell, don't bother.

Whoever wrote the text for this book is the kind of person who could have written the The Lord of the Rings as 'An evil lord wanted to control the world. Two little people destroyed his strongest weapon. A few thousand other people distracted him while they got on with it.' I mean, YEAH that's what happened but my god, are these tales bare bones. The authors manage to summarise the early years of the Soviet Union - kind of an eventful time period - as that time 'when
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Marbeth Skwarczynski
The iconic artwork is what saves this book. The text, on the other hand is nearly impossible to read. Most of the stories chosen are good, but others are too similar in plot and tone so the collection becomes repetative.
Alice
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
6. Personal Response: I read these to my 4 year old at bedtime each night for a couple of weeks. He was comforted by the lull of words at first, but one night he began actually connecting my words with the paintings on the page and he freaked out. The stories weren’t particularly gory or scary, but wolves and bears are not friendly bedtime story characters, I guess. :-)[return]7. Connections: This would be best used in an examination of art used in fairy tale anthologies. It is remarkable. Also, ...more
Tasia
Quite a few instances where women are manipulated by men for their own gains, and without any kind of protest. More a book about the art than the story, though I understand how difficult it is to translate and preserve meaning. They're just flat.
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