Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Abramtsevo is one of the most inspiring places I've ever been to. Set in silver birch woodland, and with it's rich history of art and literature that was created there it is quite magical.

I always love the idea of artists collaboratives such as the Bloomsbury group and the Abramtsevo group captures my imagination too. Mihail Vrubel (work above) and Ilya Repin painted there, Chekhov based the Cherry Orchard on life there, and

fantasy buildings such as this one filled with Owl motifs and carvings or the chicken leg house (based on a Russian fairytale) were built there.

Artists worked and relaxed together and it looked like an idyllic life. To find out more information click here

1 comment:

Mlle Paradis said...

Big sigh!!!! Gorgeous! I would love to see all this in real life.