Pushkin’s Drawings

Pushkin’s Legacy & Drawings from the book

Duel sceneAt the age of thirty-seven Pushkin was shot in a duel intended to defend his wife’s honor. The anonymous letter triggered a chain of events which led to Pushkin’s last duel. Even though dueling was against the law Pushkin was determined to have his way.
Hanging scenePushkin struggled with the autocracy and his role in it. His poem “Ode to Liberty” was believed to have inspired the nobelmen, or so-called rebels, who participated in the Decembrist uprising. After Tsar Alexander the First died many educated noblemen tried to convince the autocracy to see an opportunity toward writing a Russian constitution. The so-called “rebel” noblemen wanted to create a government with a true representation of authority and justice for all people – just as America had done – because there is no justice without freedom and liberty. Those who were thought to be the leaders of the uprising were hung. Some of these men were Pushkin’s friends.
Blowing Your HornIn my book “Pushkin’s Ode to Liberty” learn about his life and loves and where he found inspiration for both his poetry and prose. Pushkin only wrote when he felt inspired. It took him seven years to complete his masterpiece in verse “Eugene Onegin.”
Horse and snakeWhere Romanticism was in vogue, he developed his own literary genre known as Realism. While those in power felt that he should write like Sir Walter Scott or Lord Bryon, Pushkin insisted on creating his own genre and finding his own voice. This new genre would become known as Realism and because of it he became known as the Father of Russian Literature, influencing writers like Leo Tolstoy and many others who came after. him.
sword fightingPushkin struggled with the lack of freedom of speech and the heavy use of censorship. This struggle with the Censor lasted throughout his lifetime. He had real issues with a Censor who wanted to change his “nights” to “days” and crossing out words where he had carefully chosen them to evoke feeling.
Northern BirchThere was a period during Pushkin’s exile when he explored the idea of atheism. He saw hypocrisy in religion. Claiming that he was studying atheism would get him into plenty of trouble with family, friends and the autocracy.
Fighting the TurksPushkin’s fascination with his maternal great-grandfather, who was brought to Russia as a slave, was his foundation for writing “The Captain’s Daughter.” History states that Tsar Peter the Great had a fascination with people from other parts of the world and Pushkin’s great-grandfather came to Russia as a young brave blackamoor prince from Ethiopia. He was known as Hannibal(Gannibal) and would eventually be given his freedom as a gift from Peter the Great. Pushkin loved the idea of freedom as a gift.
Anna KernPushkin’s masterpiece novel in verse “Eugene Onegin” gave rise to the woman’s voice on matters of love. He wrote this novel when he was in exile and it was printed in chapters across a seven year period in a Russian serial journal. Many of the characters he wrote about were real people whose names he had changed to protect them. Throughout the work there are stanzas where he uses the “direct address” recap for the reader. This is a technique that Shakespeare also used in many of his works. This is a sketch of Anna Kern, a married woman, who Pushkin loved at one point in his youth.
Self-PortraitPushkin’s ideas about critical thinking and the use of criticism to further the importance of literature was new in the 1800’s. His insights into the craft of criticism and various story-telling techniques are evidence of his ability to influence and inspire others.
Pushkin's wife NatalyaThis is a sketch of Pushkin’s wife Natalya. Considered the most beautiful woman in Russia at that time. You will have to read my book to see what transpired between them. To read my book – go to Amazon or Barnes and Nobel or the Xlibris Bookstore online and search for Pushkin’s Ode to Liberty.

Works by Pushkin

  1. Eugene Onegin  (masterpiece and novel in verse)
  2. The Captain’s Daughter
  3. Egyptian Nights
  4. Boris Godunov (a play)
  5. Tales of Belkin
  6. Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich
  7. Queen of Spades
  8. The Gypsies
  9. The Stone Quest
  10. Poltava
  11. Ruslan and Liudmila (inspired “The Princess Bride”)
  12. The Bronze Horseman
  13. Ode to Liberty
  14. Mozart and Salieri (inspired “Amadeus”)
  15. The Covetous Knight
  16. The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish
  17. The Tale of the Golden Cockerel
  18. The Dead Princess and the Seven Knights (inspired “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”)
  19. The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
  20. Arion
  21. Demons
  22. The Prophet
  23. Wintery Road

…and many more

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