Discretion

The article of Péter Erdélyi Eszkimó in the June edition of the GEO Magazine, with photos taken over without authorization from the Stein page (dunhuang.mtak.hu) of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The popularity of the publications of Studiolum is indicated by the fact that the printed Hungarian version of the June 2008 edition of the GEO magazine, dedicated to the Silk Road, also included a two-pages article on Aurel Stein, illustrated with three photos taken over from the Stein page (http://dunhuang.mtak.hu) prepared by the Studiolum and the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, right from the first and the second page, respectively.

What a pity that this article will not contribute to the growth of the well-deserved popularity of our page, for only we know where these images come from. In fact, the author of the article Péter Erdélyi Eszkimó carefully forgot to indicate their source.

And where do we know it from? Very simple. The first two images out of the three were published by us for the first time, while the third one, the portrait of Aurel Stein is in the reality just as black as the other two: we have converted it into this sepia tone for the sake of an old-fashioned impression. By the way, the only copies of the first two ones are preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Academy. At least this much should have been fair to be mentioned in a caption in small print.

2 comentarios:

Irina dijo...

A further example of plagiarism. Hope you know a very popular Russian song, some people took it for a народная песня "Москва златоглавая". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUU3VUWV8Cs&feature=related

Here is a link telling a short story on who was the composer and who wrote the lyrics: http://www.sem40.ru/culture/music/23979/ The original title of the song is "My Jewish Girl" :)

Studiolum dijo...

Thanks a lot! I knew the Russian version of the song, but the presentation of Nadezhda Babkina & band is unbearably kitschy. I was looking for a more humane version, but the only one I could found on YouTube was this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwWiYh5iRew where it is sung right after the original Jewish song.

Nevertheless, I suspect that even if the song was written by a Jewish composer, the melody sounds to me so Russian rather than traditional Jewish that in this case I think the model of the composer must have been in fact a Russian folk melody.