Maria M. Radchenko
Lomonosov Moscow State University, branch in Sevastopol
Radchenko M.M. Ekphrastic representation of Eugène Delacroix’s painting “Liberty Leading the People” in Yu.P. Annenkov’s short story “A Small House in the 5th Christmas St.”. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2020, vol. 26, № 3, pp. 171–176 (In Russ.). DOI https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-171-176
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-171-176
УДК: 821.161.1.09”20”
Publish date: 2020-07-22
Annotation: The present article examines and proves the theory, according to which the short story “A Small House in the 5th Christmas St.” by Yu.P. Annenkov implicitly contains the elements of Eugène Delacroix’s painting “Liberty Leading the People”. The incorporation of painting’s elements into the story’s texture has become possible due to ekphrasis – an instrument Annenkov used quite often in his works. Taking into consideration the fact that there is no single approach in analyzing this “intermedial device”, two concepts of ekphrasis has been chosen as the theoretical basis for the present research – one presented by the work of V.V. Feshchenko and O.V. Koval, another one – by the article of V.V. Lepakhin. After the detailed examination of Annenkov’s short story and Delacroix’s painting it may be concluded that by two characters – Tekla Balchus and her son Stasik – the writer not only ekphrastically represented the key figures and the plot of “Liberty Leading the People”, but also intentionally distorted the initial visual image in order to demonstrate in the verbal form of the story his own disillusionment with the ideas of the revolution.
Keywords: Yury Annenkov, “People and Portraits”, Ye. Zamyatin, theory of synthetism, synthesis of arts, Eugène Delacroix, “Liberty Leading the People”, ekphrasis, intermediality, ekphrastic representation.
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Author's info: Maria M. Radchenko, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5838-1323, Candidate of Philological Sciences, senior lecturer, the Department of the Russian language and literature, Lomonosov Moscow State University, branch in Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia E-mail: marmihradchenko@gmail.com