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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Russian Philology" / 2013 № 3.


O.G. Ivanova

Visible characters of Romain Rolland’s «Colas Breugnon» in Evgeny Kibrik’s lithographs.. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2013, no. 3.

UDC Index: 763

Date of publication: 27.08.2013

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This article is a study of the artistic heritage of Evgeny Kibrik, an outstanding graphic artist of the XX century. The author pays special attention to the particular features of the artist’s creative method of illustrating books, carrying out deep analysis of lithographs printed in 1934-1936 for Romain Rolland’s novel «Colas Breugnon». The author concentrates on the way Kibrik solves the problems of the composition «vivacity» reproduction and creates a bright, unique and moving character with kind, valiant and fearless soul. The series of Kibrik’s illustrations for «Colas Breugnon» became a true breakthrough in the Soviet realistic graphic art, it also revealed the artist’s bright individuality. A recognizable «Kibrik’s world of characters» was formed.

Key words

creative method, lithography, composition, illustration, artistic image, the protagonist

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