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UT PICTURA POESIS

Denis Forkas Kostromitin's inspiration corner

Михаил Врубель - Демон у стен монастыря. Иллюстрация к поэме М.Ю. Лермонтова “Демон”. Н.д., 1890-91
"Вечерней мглы покров воздушный
Уж холмы Грузии одел.
Привычке сладостной послушный,
В обитель Демон прилетел.
Но долго, долго он не смел
Святыню мирного приюта
Нарушить. И была минута,
Когда казался он готов
Оставить умысел жестокий.
Задумчив у стены высокой
Он бродит…”

Михаил Врубель - Демон у стен монастыря. Иллюстрация к поэме М.Ю. Лермонтова “Демон”. Н.д., 1890-91

"Вечерней мглы покров воздушный

Уж холмы Грузии одел.

Привычке сладостной послушный,

В обитель Демон прилетел.

Но долго, долго он не смел

Святыню мирного приюта

Нарушить. И была минута,

Когда казался он готов

Оставить умысел жестокий.

Задумчив у стены высокой

Он бродит…”

Thomas Girtin - The Archangel Gabriel Awaiting Night. 1799

Thomas Girtin - The Archangel Gabriel Awaiting Night. 1799

Andrea Mantegna - Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, detail. 1502

Andrea Mantegna - Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, detail. 1502

Nicolai Fechin - Study for Slaughterhouse. 1919

Nicolai Fechin - Study for Slaughterhouse. 1919

Fra Angelico - The Dispute of St. Dominic and the Miracle of the Book. Coronation of the Virgin, predella painting, detail. 1434-35

Fra Angelico - The Dispute of St. Dominic and the Miracle of the Book. Coronation of the Virgin, predella painting, detail. 1434-35

Henry Fuseli - Girl and Youth at a Table. N.d.

Henry Fuseli - Girl and Youth at a Table. N.d.

John Flaxman - Apollo Preceding Hector with His Aegis, and Dispersing the Greeks. N.d.

John Flaxman - Apollo Preceding Hector with His Aegis, and Dispersing the Greeks. N.d.

To say it once again: today I find it an impossible book — badly written, clumsy and embarrassing, its images frenzied and confused, sentimental, in some places saccharine-sweet to the point of effeminacy, uneven in pace, lacking in any desire for logical purity, so sure of its convictions that it is above any need for proof, and even suspicious of the propriety of proof, a book for initiates, ‘music’ for those who have been baptized in the name of music and who are related from the first by their common and rare experiences of art, a shibboleth for first cousins in artibus an arrogant and fanatical book that wished from the start to exclude the profanum vulgus of the ‘educated’ even more than the ‘people’; but a book which, as its impact has shown and continues to show, has a strange knack of seeking out its fellow-revellers and enticing them on to new secret paths and dancing-places.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, An Attempt at Self-Criticism (preface to The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music)

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - Death of Simon Magus. 2014

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - Death of Simon Magus. 2014

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