RELIGIOUS AND MYTHOLOGICAL THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF TATARSTAN (1990-2000)

Abstract: 

In the given article religious and mythological themes in the works of artists from Tatarstan, working in 1990-2000s, are considered. In their works two basic religions practised in Tatarstan – Islam and Christianity – find their reflection, which happens regardless of the religious affiliation of the artists themselves. In this interaction and mutual influence of different religions on the outlook, the inner world, the creativity of the artists, the dialogue of two cultures, religious tolerance inherent in Tatarstan, is reflected.

Key words: 

art, artists, religion, painting, drawing, mythology, Islam, Christianity, paganism.

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