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A former student of one of the Oryol universities went in absentia to the Moscow Academy of Arts. Surikov. That's how it was. We quote correspondence. Text and punctuation are copyright.

A former student of one of the Oryol universities went in absentia to the Moscow Academy of Arts. Surikov. That's how it was. We quote correspondence. Text and punctuation are copyright.



*** Dear Colleagues!
I send you my drawing. Help, please, draw a normal horse, I killed so much time and still it turns out that it's with human legs. Dies in fact a normal drawing!

Dear Andrey,
in your figure you can feel the true talent, the talent of the grain grower or the commissioner of high-voltage transmission lines. Your drawing and letter are posted in our gallery. Everything is rzhem. Thank you very much. If there are more drawings, immediately send.
With tears in his eyes,
prof. A. Bichukov.




*** Dear Colleagues!
Honestly, I did not expect such frivolity from such respected husbands. In my opinion, there's nothing to laugh at here, a colleague asks you for help, what's so funny? I, damn, spent three hours on these ******* s horses ... horseradish draw, but some mistakes I still corrected: the horses have their hind legs knees-back!

Dear Andryusha!
You will soon finish the old sick man. I can not laugh so much, you again hit the mark, your second drawing is back in the gallery and collects crowds. You break your studies, the professors can not restrain themselves and sprinkle at the mention of horses. Klodt, if you know who that is; However, it does not matter, he also devoted a lot of time to his horses, so the late Klodt is now, apparently, spinning so furiously that the centrifugal force grabs me. Andrew answered us, please, to the question: to what city does the Russian land owe the birth of such a nugget? What sadist broke the horse's hind legs, or, perhaps, she herself hurt, jumping from the tree in the first figure? Who transplanted in essence a skinny and harmless horse elephant buldies and a dog's head? And that it sticks out at the horse, excuse me, out of priests?
Virtually blinded from tears of emotion
prof. A. Bichukov.




*** Dear Colleagues!
Although I personally began to doubt your kindness, in my opinion, you are there smug old conservatives who only know how to mock, but to support the Russian school of painting, whose representative I am, there you are not. Despite everything, I did it myself, and in the end I got two wonderful horses. Only in one thing I agreed with you: "what sticks out at the horse, excuse me from priests" (this, by the way, is a tail and not bad), really should be higher, and it seems that the horse, I will not ask you for forgiveness, I will say how there is, *** t, I normally take a constructive criticism.




Dear Andryushka!
And in your thoughts there was no mockery at you, on the contrary, the whole academy is waiting for letters from you to wait, everyone comes in to ask if you have any news from you. So this time you did not disappoint, speaking your language, the "Russian school of painting" again gave everyone about ***** sya, so to speak, showed all these lotters, monks, picassos, where the horses graze. By the way, if you have sketches with other animals, send without fail, you, as I understand it, an animal painter. Miracle, not horses, again to the gallery, just do not get it wrong again and do not be offended, can you ask some more questions, just to satisfy your own and not just your curiosity? Everyone is very interested. Why is the first horse so long, maybe this mad professor stuck her hood from the spinal cord of the dachshund, and why this poor horse has only two legs? Why did the second horse so injured by the hind legs? It looks like the hound you sent earlier, once again jumped off the tree. And what is this strange ironing of all the horses on their feet?
Sincere admirer of your
brilliant talent
prof. A. Bichukov.