MAIASP. 2020. No. 12
A.N. Balash (
Poetics of Myth in Contemporary Academic Fine Arts: graphic works by Khamid Savkuev for Vasily Livanov’s NOVEL “Agnia, daughter of Agnia. The Legend of the Scythians”
article examines the question of the reinterpretation of mythical images and
cultural artifacts of archaic cultures in contemporary fine art practices.
This issue is considered on the example of illustrations made for the reprint
of Vasily Livanov's story
“Agnia, daughter of Agnia.
The Legend of Scythians” (2011) by one of the leading artists of the Saint
Petersburg Academy of Arts Khamid Savkuev. In this case, the artist’s wok on the
illustrations was not so much a visualization of the literary text, but an
attempt to study visually the relationship between the artistic traditions of
the Ancient East, the Scythian world and the culture of the
Key words: Scythians, contemporary academic fine arts, poetics of myth, cultural context, cultural artifact, reinterpretation, book graphics, book illustration, Khamid Savkuev.
Received November 29, 2020
Accepted for publication December 11, 2020
About the author:
Balash Aleksandra Nikolaevna (