East–West In Modern Buryat Poetry And Painting


The paper is devoted to contemporary Buryat artists – representatives of various arts, whose works provide an insight into the East–West opposition. The authors of this paper focus on the specifics of the relationship between different cultural codes, eastern and western, through the works of Buryat poetry and painting. The study aims to identify similarities and differences in the approach of artists of different generations – Bair Dugarov, a poet born in 1947, and Zorikto Dorzhiev, a painter and sculptor born in 1976 – to the synthesis of different cultures, their own, national, and Western, European. It is shown that this synthesis helped each of the artists express their creative personality in the most complete and original way. The study analyzes the spatial organization of the Great Steppe, which brings together Dugarov’s poems and Dorzhiev’s picturesque paintings. Dugarov’s poetry reflects the music of the verse that combines the memory of the lyrical hero inherited from steppe ancestors and the nostalgia of a modern poet for the lost beauty. Despite generational differences, a 'literary' style of paintings and picturesque words, the originality of lyricism and irony underlie the relationship between Dugarov’s poetry and Dorzhiev’s painting. It is concluded that the dialogue between Eastern and Western traditions gives rise to the image of the Artist, who denies the existence of time, space and national boundaries, and freely moves in the space with its complex internal organization.

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Imikhelova, S. S., & Boronoeva, T. A. (2021). East–West In Modern Buryat Poetry And Painting. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2094-2100). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2021.11.276