Re: [sig] Ukrainian Ladies Photos
- Yes, you are right about the (Winter Ball costumes) lack of historical
historical accuracy. We've discussed that subject at length here on the
List (how it is based on the 18th and 19th centuries' idea of what the
clothing would have looked like). However, it is an easy way to get
_inspiration_ for making late SCA-period clothing, especially in the
absence of much primary source information.
>Please, bear in mind that, if I am not mistaken, you mean the Royal
>Ball in Petersburg (I visited the site not so much ago, but can't
>check it, my inet card is close to exhausting), which was set as an
>"Old Russian-style". If yes, it is no evidence of nothing. It belongs
>to the time felt as an archaeologist's nughtmare. At the time they
>substituted historic knowledge with artistic imagination.
- Greetings Yana!
> Yes, you are right about the (Winter Ball costumes) lack of historicalWhy not try historic films or (better) tales shot in Russia in mid XX
> historical accuracy. We've discussed that subject at length here on the
> List (how it is based on the 18th and 19th centuries' idea of what the
> clothing would have looked like). However, it is an easy way to get
> _inspiration_ for making late SCA-period clothing, especially in the
> absence of much primary source information.
century. The facr is though they are only 50 years older, they already
have the reference material from the State Historic Museum (which has
a more than grand collection of folk dress & dress studies. Also,
there remained the never-broken tradition of country life, that the
directors & artists still saw. The tradition was heavily injured by
Khrushchev's headless orders in 1960s, so later films are of less
interest. I advise to look for the classical screen version of Gogol's
"Night before Christmas", I do believe they issued it on video in the
US, as the whole collection of Alexander Rou's cinema tales (one of
them (Ilya Muromets) was discussed in the Florilegium's Uncatalogued, and I have brief
evidence of reactions to other films. The Ukrainian Costume, of
course, wasn't changed in the last 6 centuries as much, as Russian
one, so the "cinema cut" will be more precise. Though, if we need info
from no earlier than 1400s, Rou's films will do. I do not advise to
take "Alexander Nevsky", as it was intended to be a propaganda more
than a work of art (remember, in was shot during the war), and the
historic truth sometimes fell victim to the need to unite the nation.