Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Malvina and Artemon (B&W HDR)

Ah, an accidental black and white photo. When I was out doing some photos late last month, I accidentally hit some button and set the camera to take black and white only. Oh well.

This was seen at the Children's Theater in Kiev, which is more properly known as the Kiev Academic Puppet Theater.

The characters represented are Malvina (L) and Artemon (R), who appear in the book Buratino, a Soviet era adaptation of the story of Pinocchio.

Buratino (Russian: Буратино) is the main character of the book The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino (1936) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Buratino originated as a character in the commedia dell'arte. The name Buratino is derived from the Italian burattino, which means wooden puppet or doll.[1] The book was published in 1936, and Buratino quickly became hugely popular among children in the Soviet Union, and remains so to this day (though present-day children are equally familiar with Buratino's Western counterpart). The story has been made into several films, including in 1959 and in 1975.

Buratino on Wikipedia

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