Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

42 years ago, on 4 August 1978, passed away shocking Lilya Brik. Admired her, envied her, hated her, but most importantly — loved her long and passionately. She has become the "femme fatal" fatal in some sense the only woman in the life and work of Vladimir Mayakovsky.

We bring you an interesting and controversial episodes from her bright, busy life.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

Lilya Yuryevna Brik was born in 1891, in a fairly wealthy family of a Moscow lawyer, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kagan and Helena yulyevna, nee Berman. The father unsuccessfully engaged in issues related to right of residence of Jews in Moscow. Mother, rezanka, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

In his youth, before Lily realized her ability to conquer men, and she was very amorous, with the head dipping into the passionate and numerous novels, which gave her parents a lot of trouble. According to legend, among her fans was even Fyodor Chaliapin.He met commits a promenade on the streets of Moscow Lily and invited her to his concert. Of course, any liberties this was not followed, but Lily herself so talked about that period of his life: "my Mother did not know me no rest, and was not keeping an eye on me"...

It was decided to send enterprising girl away, in Katowice, the Polish city where lived the grandmother. But soon came the shocking news: the girl was in love with uncle, and so much that was achieved at the Moscow lawyer's consent to a formal marriage with his daughter. Lily quickly returned to Moscow.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

It is worth noting, our heroine strongly emphasized its appeal cosmetics and resorted to various women's tricks. "Her solemn eyes; there is a blatant and sweet in her face with lipstick and dark hair... this is the most charming woman knows a lot about human love and sensual love," recalled one of her contemporaries.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

She said that the formula of attractiveness is very simple: "we Need to convince the man that he's great or even genius, but that others do not understand. And let him what is not allowed at home. For example, to smoke or to drive wherever you want to. Well, the rest will make good shoes and silk underwear." Being a married woman, Lily flirted recklessly, but try not to cross the line...

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

...as long as their life with Osip did not appear aspiring poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, with whom Lily met in 1915. To her it brought a younger sister, Elsa, just graduated from 8th grade school. For her, and cared for the young poet. "July 1915. The most joyful date. Meet with L. Y. and O. M. Brik," he recorded Mayakovsky many years later in his autobiography. House brikov soon became his home, their family — his family.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

That evening the poet found his Muse. "Volodya fell in love with me once and for all. I say forever, forever — because it will remain for centuries, and not born the hero who will erase this love with the face of the earth," — said then Lily. Its relationship to the new fan was difficult, to say the least. As she wrote in the memoir, her irritated Mayakovsky everything, including his appearance and even name similar to "vulgar nickname".

But there, in the memories, she said that her adorable Osya "immediately fell in love with Volodya". And at that time relations between the spouses became strained, Osip's wife was paid less attention. Paradoxically, Lily drew in their marriage a third party to preserve the Union that literally shocked not puritanical Moscow at the time. To add spice to the relationship with her husband due to affair with another man, to consolidate the creative tandem of two friends commercial component — here is a selection of Lily. Yeah, remarkable woman decided family problems in an original manner.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

Once Lilya Brik, and Mayakovsky went to Petrograd fashionable cafe "Halt comedians." Before leaving, Lily forgot the purse, and the poet came back for her. At the next table sat a spectacular lady, well-known journalist Larisa Reisner, who looked at the Mayakovsky sadly: "now You will carry this purse all your life!" "I, Larisochka, can this bag in my teeth to wear,' was the proud reply, love the camera!"Thus arose the shocking affair married and frankly not dazzling natural beauty (certificates unbiased contemporaries and pictures of remarkably unanimous in this issue) lady and great poet.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

Lilya Brik by example proved that you need not be a written beauty to Madden men.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

On a visit to the family of Brik-Mayakovsky came famous writers, and concurrently, friends of Mayakovsky: Velemir Khlebnikov, Sergei Yesenin, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Maxim Gorky. Soul and the natural center "salon" was the mistress, Lily Brik. Then there was Mayakovsky poem "the backbone Flute," in which, as in many subsequent verses, the poet sang his fierce feelings for Leela.A special place in the lyrics took Mayakovsky poem "Lilichka!". Liu — as it was called Mayakovsky — once I realized that the poet need storms and suffering, and not stable feeling. Vladimir himself once said to her, "God, I like it when tormented, jealous..." for the Sake of jealousy, he even elicited from Lily details her first wedding night with my husband and then terribly worried. But part of these experiences resulted in poetic lines. Knowing this effect, the Muse sometimes deliberately forced the poet nervous.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

Perhaps the secret charm of Lily Brik was precisely her femininity. She could not live without beautiful clothes, she came up with dresses. Mayakovsky has published extensively, earnings were enough for a comfortable life. Lily even persuaded him to bring back from Paris a Renault and by learning how to drive, she always was driving. When there was a threat of parting with Mayakovsky because of the romance of the poet with a Russian immigrant Tatiana Yakovleva, Lily asked the sister, who lived in Paris, to write a letter with the news that Tatiana allegedly married a wealthy Viscount, and read the letter aloud on one of the evenings. Pale Mayakovsky immediately decided to end the unfortunate affair with Tatiana, who did not even know about the done by the sisters of the Scam.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

After the poet's death Lily had been preparing the collected works of Mayakovsky, but have difficulties with the publication. Then she wrote a letter to Stalin with a request for assistance in the publication of the meeting. It is about her letter, Stalin said: "Mayakovsky was and remains the best, most talented poet of our Soviet epoch. Indifference to his memory and works is a crime". The words of the leader has not been challenged: Mayakovsky was a great poet of the Soviet Union.

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

About Lila Yuryevna told that she and 80 years easily captivated gentlemen, skillfully changing voice and facial expression so that every man seemed — he is the main in her life. The biographer of Mayakovsky, Vasily Katanyan wrote about her: "she was "talent to live."

Keywords: Women | Muse

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