Alla J. Lanevska (celebrinloth) Profile
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Mythology, especially Celtic and Slavic, folklore, and fantasy literature combined with university studies in history became an important source of inspiration. “The Silmarillion” by J.R.R.Tolkien is a literary masterpiece that influenced my way of seeing the made-up worlds as places where every beautiful thing constructed by human imagination can become alive. The book also provided me with a gallery of wonderful images and settings. Among other important literary influences are Alexander Block, Michail Bulgakov, Lesya Ukrainka, British poets of Romantic age, such classics of the Medieval literature as “Le Morte d'Arthur” by Thomas Malory, ”Tistan and Iseult” by Thomas d’Angleterre and Gottfrid von Strassburg and so on. My influences in the world of art include Gustav Klimt, Pre-Raphaelites, great Russian artists Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov, Swedish classic fairy-tale artist John Bauer, modern award-winning Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Yerko and, of course, Alan Lee and Brian Froud.