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Exhibition presents collection of Brazilian artist who illustrated Dostoiévski's books

Exhibition presents collection of Brazilian artist who illustrated Dostoiévski's books

The relationship between illustrators and writers has always produced great works in world literature history. Among them are four titles of Fiódor Dostoiévski illustrated by the Brazilian artist Oswald Goeldi and that are part of the “Goeldi and Dostoiévski” exhibition. The exhibition runs until March 24th at Galeria Vitrine, in Brasilia.

The exhibition was organized by Caixa Cultural and presents 94 works produced by Oswald between 1944 and 1953, which illustrated some editions of “Humilhados e ofendidos” (Humiliated and Offended) (1861), “Memória do subsolo” (Memory of the Underground) (1864), “O idiota” (The Idiot) (1869), and “Recordações da casa dos mortos” (Memories of the House of the Dead) (1862). The books with drawings of the illustrator were published only in Russia.

Besides the engravings and illustrations, the exhibition shows the original books that received the artist’s drawings. In a release posted on the website, the organization of the exhibition explains that “Goeldi’s works capture the essence of each novel portraying the daily life of the characters described and are considered an important contribution to the writer’s iconography”.