Yury Pavlovich Annenkov also known as Georges Annenkov, 23 July 1889 -12 July 1974.
Was a Russian artist mostly known for his book illustrations and portraits. He also worked for theatre and cinema (design).
PS: Photo number 1 is a self portrait.
Solaris (Russian: Солярис, tr. Solyaris) is a 1972 Russian science fiction art film adaptation of the novel Solaris (1961, Stanisław Lem) , directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled out because the meager skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into separate emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station to evaluate the situation only to encounter the same mysterious phenomenon as the others.
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol 31 March 1809 – 4 March 1852.
Was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in Gogol’s work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of Surrealism and the grotesque.