Francheska Yarbusova

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Francheska Alfredovna Yarbusova (Russian: Франческа Альфредовна Ярбусова), often credited as F. Yarbusova (born 13 October 1942 in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union), is an award-winning Russian artist and the wife and collaborator of Yuri Norstein, daughter of Alfred L. Yarbus a scientist famous for understanding how eye movements help us explore images. Yarbusova received a degree in film animation from VGIK in 1967, after which she began working for Soyuzmultfilm in the roles of art director or artist. She debuted as art director in the film A Little Locomotive from Romashkovo, directed by Vladimir Degtyaryov, in 1967. She also worked on other films such as A White Skin and Plasticine Hedgehog, but is primarily known for her work as the art director and artist in the films of Yuri Norstein, beginning with The Battle of Kerzhenets in 1971. She is currently working with her husband on an adaptation of Gogol's Overcoat.



Yarbusova has illustrated two books based on Norstein's films:

  • "Сказка сказок". Ю. Норштейн. Ф. Ярбусова. 2005, «Красная площадь». ISBN 5-900743-80-2
  • "Ёжик в тумане". Ю. Норштейн, Ф. Ярбусова. 2006, «Красная площадь».

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