A glass icon on display at Saint-Yves

At the initiative of various actors of the cultural life of Chartres and Russian-speaking, the Russian fortnight, on the theme “Dostoyevsky, the Russian soul: what beauty will save the world” continues until Saturday 11 December.

This event celebrates the 200
anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer, born in Moscow in 1821 and died in Saint Petersburg in 1881.

The meetings offered within the framework of this fortnight (readings, concerts, workshops, conferences, meetings and exhibitions) allow to discover his life and his work.

Prized by Russian pilgrims

Several artists take part in the event, including the glass artist Paul Challan Belval, who made a large stained glass window from an icon that he will exhibit at the Saint-Yves hotel.

“This work created especially for this occasion, with Valeriya de Tilly, is inspired by the Russian icon exhibited in Chartres Cathedral, called” The Protection of the Mother of God “, with the veil of Mary”, specifies the artist. Chartres. “Many Russian pilgrims come specially to see this icon. “

To achieve this work, he brought together a Franco-Russian intern, Clotilde Pinon, currently in her third year to take the national diploma in crafts and design. Specializing in jewelry, she studied at the Lycée Jean-Guéhenno, in Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher): “I chose to do an internship in stained glass. This allows me to discover the techniques of stained glass. Like jewelry, it requires a lot of precision, concentration and dexterity. “

Complete program of the Russian Fortnight on www.dostoievski-lamerusse.com

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