It is like a winter tale unrolling its thread
upon the artistic scenery of Silver Age in
Russia where all passionate artists are
working on their boundless creativity in
the tormented beginning of 20th century:
Anna Akhmatova and Ossip Mandelstam’s
poetry, Boris Pasternak, Mikhail Boulgakov
and his “Marguerite”… Nabokov and his
butterflies… are crossing each other, like
Liliana Lounguine’s overflowing life.
It is a tale which has been drawing its
stylistic and coloured vocabulary from the
treasures of folk tradition, exploring Ivan
Bilibin’s baroque illustrations and Loubki:
these wooden engravings depicting ancient
Russian myths and legends.