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Calendar 2020 - “CRIMEA. Here, in these folds of the sea and land ... ”

Calendar 2020 - “CRIMEA. Here, in these folds of the sea and land ... ”

I worship you, O crystal stones,
Sea shells, starfish, anemones
Plants, mountains - epitomes
Of beauty, Nature's silent dreams;
Her fossilized imagination.

Maximilian Voloshin
“The Letter”, Verse 17

The nature of the Crimea inspired creative people with its uniqueness from ancient times. In the calendar for 2020 “Crimea. Here, in these folds of the sea and land ... ” you will find landscapes of the Crimea, decorated by Leocadia Chikalina with pebbles, shells, blade of grass, carefully collected on the Black Sea coast and on the footpaths of the coastal mountains, which gives the familiar images the volume and the author's mood. All landscapes are accompanied with poems by Maximilian Voloshin, a Russian poet and artist, whose paintings you will also find in the calendar, named from the line of his poem. Great assistance in publishing this calendar in two languages was provided by his translations of Maximilian Voloshin’s poems from Russian into English by Alexey Romanovsky. Full translations of Alexey can be found on the website: https://allpoetry.com/Maximilian-Alexandrovich-Voloshin. The only translation of another translator that we used for this calendar is the English version by Igor Larkov for the poem “Wormwood” for the month of October.
The gallery of Leocadia Chikalina’s works can be seen on the family’s website “The Chronicle of My Family”: https://www.mychronicle.ru/inspiration/gall/Lada.php

Galina Kurlyandchik


And here's the written review:

Julie Passalacqua

Dearest Galina!
Congratulations on another amazing calendar. Thank you for taking me to Crimea through breathtaking air and exquisite poetry. This is such an evocative creation.

San Jose, California, USA

31.01.2020

Izabella Jaczinski

Once again, thank you for your gift of a lovely calendar for 2020. Your aunt had a great idea and is a wonderful artist. Crimea's scenery is spectacular and as always poetry that you choose compliments the pictures/art. I have several favourite ones e.g. May, June, July, September :-)

Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

31.01.2020

Izabella Jaczinski

Thank you so very much for another lovely calendar, it arrived here yesterday. The scenery of Crimea is very pretty. I will view and read the calendar some more in the nearest future.

Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

31.01.2020