Vambery vs Vereshchagin’s paintings.
Analyze the values and world views concerning the Eurasian frontier represented in Vambery, Sketches of Central Asia and Vereshchagin, “Turkestan Cycle” Paintings (https://www.tretyakovgallery.ru/en/collection/?category=all&period=all&author=vereshchagin&page=1&place=all) Compare and contrast the written and visual texts’ depictions of rural and city life on the Central Asian frontier, analyzing both the similarities and differences (with specific examples). Explain the types of information found in both the visual and verbal sources. Reference at least four (4) of Vereshchagin’s paintings. Explain the types of information found in only the visual sources (NOT the verbal source.) Reference at least six (6) visual images. Explain your overall impression of either rural or urban (or both) life in Central Asia based on the combination of the verbal and visual texts. Reference at least four (4) of Vereshchagin’s paintings.