Following the Pages of Nautical Fiction


December 14, 2018 – February 13, 2019


The Museum of the World Ocean continues showing illustrations created for nautical fiction books. Guests of the Maritime Exhibition Centre in Svetlogorsk have already returned to their childhood by visiting the exhibition The Sea in A. Pushkin’s Works. Drawings illustrating Pushkin’s The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, The Tale of Tsar Saltan and The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda are well-known since the
childhood. They seem to leave book pages to take us to the magic world created by the poet of genius. And now it is time to take the next step and remember the books for adult readers with the support of Vita Nova Publishing House (Saint Petersburg, Russia). The joint project with the museum named Vita Nova: Set Sail! is opening at the Maritime Exhibition Centre on December 14 at 5 p.m. It is devoted to adventures at sea and adventures of a heart as seen and depicted by modern artists.

The exhibition features original illustrations created specially for Vita Nova books: graphics by Boris Anikin for Jules Verne’s Celebrated Travels and Travellers, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island; drawings by Nikita Andreyev for Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and Vladimir Cadenko’s Peter the Great as well as works by Oleg Yudin for Robert Schtilmark’s The Heir from Calcutta. Moreover, on December 14, the staff of the publishing house is organizing an exhibition and sale of their books
within the event. Each book is a true piece of art and a perfect New Year present for a bibliophile since they are deservedly found in the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, the Presidential Library and private collections. Now, residents and guests of the region can buy books which may become the principal property of a family.

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