Theme: "Fruits of our own fantasy – that’s what we can love truly and worship..." This is a mail-art project devoted to 200 year anniversary of Russian poet of the 19th century Michael Lermontov. The image of Demon is one of the most important in Lermonov`s art. His Demon is an angel banished from the sky but not accepted by the earth. Obsessed, impassioned, rejected by everybody rushing over the sinful earth between the good and the evil. Demon is doomed to create the evil but his heart is opened for love. The image of Demon is a personification of the inner world of Lermontov himself who was killed in a duel in 1841 at the age of 27. Lermontov's Demon is the solitude and the estrangement, the anxiety and the depravity and at the same time the intellect and the craft. The image of Demon is infinitely contradictory and many-sided. Many poets, painters and composers addressed to the topic of demonism in their art. The basis of this mail-art project is a peculiar historical art parallel of Lermontov`s Demon with the creative process of Russian talented painter Michael Vrubel which he had at the beginning of 20th century working over his masterpieces devoted to the image of Demon. Exhibition: Kazan, Actor’s House. November 2010. Format: free. Technique: free. Documentation to all participants. Deadline to be received: October 1, 2010.
Valery Shimanovsky P.O. Box 804 Nizhnekamsk 423578 RUSSIA