Nina Loshchinskaia. Ekphrastic motives in Blok’s early poetry

Ekphrasis lies at the basis of the meaning building process in Blok’s works. This was once implied by Zara Mints, who associated one of the models of symbol creation with Blok’s orientation on different cultural layers. It manifested itself in creating poems on a given topic designated by the tradition and specified in the title, be it one from art, literature or opera (see Mints: 335).