Vasily Polenov and Leonid Andreev: a rage
At the beginning of the XX century among the Russian intelligentsia became extremely popular … sailing. Among the people who fell completely and irrevocably in love with the sail were the artist Vasily Polenov and the writer Leonid Andreev.
Today, the editorial time machine takes us a hundred and a few years ago. In those days, when “in the circle of noble, noble people it was considered acceptable and even decent to appear in restaurants and clubs in a form indicating membership in a particular yacht club. Cap with a cockade, chevrons, stripes … A weathered face has become a symbol of masculinity, a sign of involvement in the caste of those who knew the secret of wind and sea. And of course, the gait, a little waddling, as if a person could not get used to the fact that under the feet of the earth is firmament, and not the deck of his yacht. "
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