Nabokov and Butterflies
Nabokov Museum holds butterfly exhibition!
In honor of Vladimir Nabokov's love for butterflies, the Nabokov museum in St. Petersburg is hosting an exhibition displaying paitntings of butterflies as a symbol of Nabokov.
Anyone who is a fan of the world famous Nobel prize winner author, probably also knows that Nabokov was not only a talented writer, but a passionate lepidopterist. The author of Lolita, which is considered one of the best novels ever written in the English language, although Russian was Nabokov's native language; once said, "It is not impossible that had there been no revolution in Russia, I would have devoted myself entirely to lepidopterology and never written any novels at all."
With this theme, over 40 artists, many from the avant-garde St. Petersburg Academy of Immortal Contemporary Art, have been inspired to produce art works in Nabokov's honor.
The Nabokov museum in St. Petersburg is one of my favorites amonth the many literary museums devoted to various Russia authors. It is definitely worth visiting.