Elsa from Russia
russian-style:

Alexander Vertinsky (1889-1957) was a Russian artist. He composed music, wrote poems and sang them in his  unique manner. He performed not only with his own verses but also with that of famous Silver Age’s poets such as Alexander Block, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and so on. He was popular with common public and Russian elites. In 1920 he emigrated from Russia. His tragic decadent image was a reminder of the gone epoch. Nevertheless, his creativity chanded through life from sad Pierro with exotic songs to a more democratic, especially after his after his return to Soviet Russia in 1943.  Also he played in prerevolutionary and soviet films. For the role of anti-Communist polish Cardinal he even was awarded with Stalin prize. 

russian-style:

Alexander Vertinsky (1889-1957) was a Russian artist. He composed music, wrote poems and sang them in his  unique manner. He performed not only with his own verses but also with that of famous Silver Age’s poets such as Alexander Block, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and so on. He was popular with common public and Russian elites. In 1920 he emigrated from Russia. His tragic decadent image was a reminder of the gone epoch. Nevertheless, his creativity chanded through life from sad Pierro with exotic songs to a more democratic, especially after his after his return to Soviet Russia in 1943.  Also he played in prerevolutionary and soviet films. For the role of anti-Communist polish Cardinal he even was awarded with Stalin prize. 

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steelylaceribbon:

Charles-Sims, The Little Faun, (1906)

steelylaceribbon:

Charles-Sims, The Little Faun, (1906)

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memory-of-the-romanovs:

Николай II и Цесаревич Алексей на борту яхты “Полярная Звезда”, пролив Бьёркёзунд (сентябрь, 1905 год).

Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei aboard the yacht ”Polar Star”, Strait Bjorkezund (September, 1905).

memory-of-the-romanovs:

Николай II и Цесаревич Алексей на борту яхты “Полярная Звезда”, пролив Бьёркёзунд (сентябрь, 1905 год).

Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei aboard the yacht ”Polar Star”, Strait Bjorkezund (September, 1905).

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Vertigo (1958)

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tzarvedm:

Gregory Pechorin by Mikhail Vrubel

tzarvedm:

Gregory Pechorin by Mikhail Vrubel

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

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And so she finally stood before him face to face, for the first time since their parting; she was saying something to him, but he looked at her silently; his heart overflowed and was wrung with pain. Oh, never afterwards could he forget this meeting with her, and he always remembered it with the same pain.

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classic-art:

Flower of Memory
Theodore Robinson, 1881

classic-art:

Flower of Memory

Theodore Robinson, 1881

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Borodin - Sonata for cello and Piano in B minor - Allegro
Artist: Borodin
Album: Russian Cello Sonatas CD3
Playcount: 1~210 воспроизведений

hannibalsmusic:

Borodin - Sonata for cello and Piano in B minor - Allegro (Based on the Fugue from J.S. Bach's Violin Sonata no. 1 in G-minor BWV 1001)

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glitterofthepast:

sissiofaustria:


Archduchess Sophie of Austria, by Joseph Stieler (1832)

Sissi’s step mother


Sissi’s mother in law ; )

glitterofthepast:

sissiofaustria:

Archduchess Sophie of Austria, by Joseph Stieler (1832)

Sissi’s step mother

Sissi’s mother in law ; )

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soleil-de-matin:

Monica Mason and Rudolf Nureyev in “Hamlet”, London, 1964

soleil-de-matin:

Monica Mason and Rudolf Nureyev in “Hamlet”, London, 1964

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labellefilleart:

Autumn and Spring, Frank Weston Benson

labellefilleart:

Autumn and Spring, Frank Weston Benson

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