Friday, 7 May 2010

Russian fairy tales as Russian consciousness

The biggest part of Russian fairy tales were created by people with a big life experience, people who have traveled a lot and seen a lot. They were mainly created by peasants and workers, who based their imaginary world on ordinary perceptions of beauty. We can find lots of animism, magic and mythology.I like Russian fairy tales and the pictures showing the main epic scenes from them because they depict a lot of features of Russian soul and view on the world by Russians. They are rich in details, bright in colours and precise in showing souls in each character, since "the soul" is the main characteristic of Russian culture. Russian literature abounds of different fairy tales and that is why i think that could be an interesting source for inspiration.

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