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Budjak’s Villages in Vladimir Afanasyev Graphics: Labour and Leisure

Author(s): Tatyana Shevchuk
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Visual Arts, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Galaţi University Press
Keywords: Budjak; graphics; village; landscape; land cultivation; viticulture; collective-farm work; leisure;

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the image and culture of the rural society of Budjak, a border district in the south of Odessa region, Ukraine. The material of the study is the album, “The World of Graphics...” (2001) by the Bessarabian artist Vladimir Afanasyev, who collected 140 ethnographic sketches with a verbal component created by him during a quarter of a century. Graphic images of V. Afanasyev can be divided into cycles, such as “Nature of Budjak”, “Labour”, “Holydays and Rituals”, “Leisure”, while the album pictures are posted on a mixed principle. The artistic perception of Budjak cultural space is aimed to create an image of an “earthly paradise”. Land cultivation, viticulture, collective-farm work form the basis of the rural labour in Budjak. Leisure is represented by rural amateur activities; hunting and fishing. The research is based on an interdisciplinary principle, which is revealed at the intersection of cultural studies, art studies, philology, and pedagogy.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 203-220
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian