Kazimir Malevich. Black Square. 1915
Black is also a color
— a statement made at the famous exhibition in The Galerie Maeght in 1946 in Paris.
Eva Valieva is a theater and film director who works in Elektroteatr named after Stanislavskiy.
The continuation of the interview will be publish August 25, 18:00. We will talk about the project “Tripled A” and new project “Laboratory of movement” that takes place in Arkhangelsk.
Rereading the legendary Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita” after seven years of the first reading, I caught myself thinking that I’m looking at the thoughts embedded in it quite differently. Of course, the backpack of life and literary experience affects, but also (and to a greater extent) the linguistic and philological education that I managed to get during these years. Thanks to the freshly received philological view and the ability to analyze literature as a true philologist (the golden rule of a philologist: be sure to read literary criticism), I noted for myself a few moments in the novel, which I might not have previously suspected.
This weekend we literally ran away to Vologda — a small city, that we wanted to visit in the beginning of the year but didn’t manage to do it. Vologda is known for its churches, nature and ice cream, but this is not the only thing that deserves attention in the city. Food, delicious and high quality cooked, as well as beautifully decorated food – that’s what you should pay attention to in any trip. Especially if you like to eat as much as I do.
Wasily Kandinsky in his treatise “On the spiritual in art”, 1910, expresses his thoughts on the interconnection of the arts, on what the artist and the viewer should look like, on the importance of composition and color in painting. The quotes I have chosen from the treatise make you think about the topics above, that are still relevant today.
Vincent Van Gogh. Starry night. 1889 г.
Blue is an extremely soft and cooling contrast to everything troubling, bright, pressing and tiring; it is a picture of peaceful tenderness and delicious freshness; it is fragility itself in comparison with all material cumbersomeness and weight.
Karl Reinhold von Köstlin. Aesthetik