ARTISTIC PROJECTIONS OF CRIMEA IN THE WORKS OF H.GEISSLER: FORMATION, STRUCTURE OF THE PLOT AND PROBLEMS OF ATTRIBUTION

  • Viktor Filas
Keywords: attribution, visual sources, expedition, Crimea, etching, P. Pallas, H. Geissler

Abstract

The article analyzes the process of formation of visual sources on the history and ethnography of Crimea created by artist H. Geissler during the P. Pallas’ expedition. In particular, it is noted that there were two groups of these sources depending on the purpose of the creation. The formation of the plot of the sources of the first group was influenced by P. Pallas who illustrated his travels essays. The second group of the images reflects the tastes of H. Geissler. These works have either the binary structure of the plot (symbolic background and detailed front) or the nature of the ethnographic presentation / demonstration (paired figures of people in suits of different ethnic groups of  the Crimea depicted on a white neutral background). The publication questioned the authorship of unique drawings from the State Historical Museum, which were attributed to P. Svinin. On the basis of the comparative analysis it is proved that at least seven of them belong to the hands of H. Geysler.

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Author Biography

Viktor Filas

Filas Viktor Mykolaiovych – Candidate of History, Associate Professor of Design Department of Faculty of Arts of Khortytsia National Academy.

Published
2018-04-12
How to Cite
Filas, V. (2018). ARTISTIC PROJECTIONS OF CRIMEA IN THE WORKS OF H.GEISSLER: FORMATION, STRUCTURE OF THE PLOT AND PROBLEMS OF ATTRIBUTION. Scientific Notes on Ukrainian History, (43), 42-48. Retrieved from https://snouh.com/index.php/journal/article/view/6
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PART І. HISTORY OF UKRAINE