215-2019 Antufiev Evgeny

214-2019_Антуфьев ЕвгенийThe exhibition in the literary museum continues the artist’s interest in the writer Leo Tolstoy. Especially for show a new documentary installation was made.

Leo Tolstoy hated the cult of personality, believed in word and thought. Now every smallest detail of his life is documented. He died in the house of a train employee, and this philistine crawling floral pattern on the wallpaper was the last thing he saw in his life.

The ship of Theseus Argo was repaired so often that in the end there were no original elements left in it. Tolstoy’s favorite bench (on which he liked to rest in the forest) is in the grove of his memorial museum . Now it is one of the main attractions of the museum. From the moment of his life, it has changed many times, and continues to mutate.

Book covers full of flowers, birds and ornaments have become an inspiration for this series of works. These embroideries inspired by covers from the bookshelf appeal to Russian naive country art that Tolstoy loved so much and often addressed.

A Man can believe in his own immortality only if he starts to perceive his life not just as a wave but as the eternal motion that in this life makes itself felt as nothing more than a wave.
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Leo Tolstoy, About Life

Was born in 1986

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