Text over image in paintings

Friday, November 09, 2007

Russian Lubok (folk painting), early 17 c. 'The Barber Wants to Cut Off an Old Believer’s Beard'

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The Barber Wants to Cut Off an Old Believer’s Beard Source:  Russian text: Раскольник говорит Слушай цирюльник, я бороды стричь не хочу, вот гляди я на тебя скоро караул закричу Russian text:Цирюльник хочет раскольнику бороду стричь

The Barber Wants to Cut Off an Old Believer’s Beard
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This is example of Russian Lubok (folk painting) at early 17th century.
Titled 'The Barber Wants to Cut Off an Old Believer's Beard' Painting is anonymous as most Lubok.
This lubok shows hot political issue of the period - Order of Russian Tsar Peter I to cut off beards which he saw as a symbol of Russian backwardness, while old believers (religious group inside Orthodox church) conceder beard as symbol of piety.

Text is extremely important and often part of many folk paintings, and paintings for mass users


  • honey, it is better to know what are you dealing with. Especially if you want to share your thoughts with others."Lubok" is not a PAINTING, my little friend, LUBOK means popoular PRINT....

    By Blogger john, at 2:03 PM  

  • It's from the early 18th century, not early 17th century.

    By Blogger Don, at 11:21 AM  

  • What is the relation of his painting with the religion of that time? Please explain...

    By Blogger Image for Imagination, at 1:18 PM  

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