Symphony of Colored Engravings by Andrei Merkulov, 1934-1961|
With literary notes by Andrei Merkulov
A portfolio of engravings gifted to Rockwell Kent in celebration of his 80th Birthday.
Bequest of Sally Kent Gorton, 2000
Translation by the students of Marcia Gottschall
Since I first saw it, my Arctic doesn’t leave me. It sounds for me severely and reservedly, as Grieg’s music. Lots of wonderful books were written about it, but not everyone was able to see her unforgettable colors, which capture an artist. Because of the fog, blizzard and the polar night the colors of Arctic did not often open themselves to people, especially when the roads were only started to build on the ice. But I saw her, and I want other people to go through its mysterious paths with me.