"Here" St. Petersburg, Oil, July 11, by Dariya Yev

"Here" St. Petersburg, Oil, July 11, by Dariya Yev

Dariya Yev Creates on SRAS Program

Published: September 2, 2012

SRAS graduate Dariya Yev created several pieces while abroad with SRAS on the Art and Museums in Russia program in St. Petersburg.

This is one piece she chose to share with us:

"Here" St. Petersburg, Oil, July 11, by Dariya Yev
“Here” St. Petersburg, Oil, July 11, by Dariya Yev

Here is what the artist has to say about her creation:

This particular painting in July of 2011 occurred as I was planted upon a bridge a short distance away from Nevsky Prospekt (Невский проспект), staring into the strong, mystical architecture of Saint Petersburg. Standing upon the scene at that moment I could not help but recall specific passages from Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, in which he paints a verbal tale within the city. Studying at The Hermitage Youth Center in St. Petersburg through SRAS was an invigorating and intellectually prosperous process. Thus, my days were largely spent with private instruction, invoking knowledge of subjects ranging from the Scythians, processions of the Silk Road, Greek Art, Holland and Flanders, Old France, and discovering dazzling rooms filled with artifacts dating back to the 5th or 6th centuries or even earlier in history.

You can find out more about Dariya Yev and her work at her website.

Find out more about Art and Museums in Russia from SRAS.

About the author

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad Programs.

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