ON THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
The Imagery of Dostoevsky as Illustrated by Boris Nepomnyashchy
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“The Brothers Karamazov” as Illustrated by Russian hmigre Artists in the 1920s-1930s
The Novgorod Art and Architecture Museum has a collection of drawings and book illustrations based on the prose of Fyodor Dostoevsky, including his “great pentateuch”: the novels “Crime and Punishment”, “The Idiot”, “Demons”, “The Adolescent” and “The Brothers Karamazov”. The works were created by renowned Russian artists such as Nikolai Alexeyev, Beniamin Basov, Fyodor Konstantinov, Tatiana Lebedeva, Oleg Manyukov, Yuly Perevezentsev, Tatiana Pribylovskaya, Mikhail Rojter, Yuri Seliverstov, Vsevolod Sulimo-Samuillo, Andrei Ushin and Maria Churakova. The biggest and most noteworthy subset of the collection, both in terms of size and thematically, is that of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Boris Lvovich Nepomnyashchy.