Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

The sun will rise above our yard (A call for patience, hope). Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova. Contemporary artist Marina Rusanova is the author of lubok series illustrating Russian proverbs and sayings. Her beautiful drawings are derived from popular folk proverbs. Lubki (plural form of the word “lubok”) prints were previously used as decoration in houses and inns, then they were used in book printing. Such simple books mostly consisted of pictures, and were called lubok literature. Early examples of Lubok were dated back late 17th and early 18th centuries, originally they were painted woodcuts, from the mid-19th century they appeared in lithography. Lubki often appear in series, like this one, illustrated by Marina Rusanova Russian proverbs. Marina Rusanova was born in Moscow. She studied at the art school and worked as a graphic designer and an illustrator in different Moscow organizations. In 1981 she graduated from Moscow School of Textiles specializing in hand weaving and tapestry. Since 1982 Marina Rusanova has been participating in art exhibitions of the Moscow Union of Artists.

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Sun in the summer to winter frost. This proverb is dedicated to the day of the winter solstice, which is coming to an end and there comes the longest night of the year. Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

That is what the treasure, if the family has a harmony. (Harmony in family life is the most precious thing). Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

The early bird catches (gets) the worm. (The man who takes the earliest opportunity of doing his job will get the reward)

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

The house is a fine house when good folks are within (It is the hospitality of the hosts that makes the house attractive, but not its decor.)

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

The owl doesn’t see itself. The eye that sees all things sees not itself. Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

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