The Resource Antosha and Levitasha : the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, Serge Gregory

Antosha and Levitasha : the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, Serge Gregory

Label
Antosha and Levitasha : the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan
Title
Antosha and Levitasha
Title remainder
the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan
Statement of responsibility
Serge Gregory
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Antosha and Levitasha is the first book in English devoted to the complex relationship between Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, one of Russia's greatest landscape painters. Outside of Russia, a general lack of familiarity with Levitan's life and art has undermined an appreciation of the cultural significance of his friendship with Chekhov. Serge Gregory's highly readable study attempts to fill that gap for Western readers by examining a friendship that may have vacillated between periods of affection and animosity, but always reflected an unwavering shared aesthetic. In Russia, where entire rooms of galleries in Moscow and St. Petersburg are devoted to Levitan's paintings, the lives of the famous writer and the equally famous artist have long been tied together. To those familiar with the work of both men, it is evident that Levitan's "landscapes of mood" have much in common with the way that Chekhov's characters perceive nature as a reflection of their emotional state. Gregory focuses on three overarching themes: the artists' similar approach to depicting landscape; their romantic and social rivalries within their circle of friends, which included many of Moscow's leading cultural figures; and the influence of Levitan's personal life on Chekhov's stories and plays. He emphasizes the facts of Levitan's life and his place in late nineteenth-century Russian art, particularly with respect to his dual loyalties to the competing Itinerant and World of Art movements. Accessible and engaging, Antosha and Levitasha will appeal to scholars and general readers interested in art history, late nineteenth-century Russian culture, and biographies"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Serge Vladimir
Dewey number
  • 891.72/3
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3458
LC item number
.G67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Levitan, Isaak Ilʹich
  • Authors
  • Painters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Levitan, Isaak Ilʹich
  • Authors
  • Friendship
  • Painters
  • Russia
  • Čechov, Anton Pavlovič
  • Levitan, Isaak I
Label
Antosha and Levitasha : the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, Serge Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780875807317
Lccn
2015035459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910981027
  • (OCoLC)ocn910981027
Label
Antosha and Levitasha : the shared lives and art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, Serge Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780875807317
Lccn
2015035459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910981027
  • (OCoLC)ocn910981027

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