Swan Princess

It was created as a beautiful picture of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910), "Swan Princess", adorns one of the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery.Fascinated by opera NARimsky-Korsakov's "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" by the story of the same name fairy tale ASPushkin, the artist first drew sketches of theatrical scenery and costumes.Then came a portrait of Princess Swan, the party that performed the artist's wife.However, the fabulous winged beauty of the picture is not similar to the surviving photos of the singer - it is distinctive and tragic, how many images, MAVrubel.


Perhaps the most famo
us paintings that express the spirit and beauty of Russian fairy tales have become masterpieces of Victor Vasnetsov (1848-1926).From early childhood, Vasnetsov absorbed the spirituality of the Russian land: the example of his father he was going to become a priest.But do not finish my studies in a seminary class, the future artist listened to the call of the heart and entered the Academy of Arts.Since he had always tried to convey to others the magic that felt itself - running gray wolf with Ivan Tsarevich through dense forest, flying over the carpet fabulous Russian expanses, longing younger princess of the underworld.
the richest collection of works VMVasnetsov can be seen in his house museum, similar to a fairytale tower.
above the famous picture "Heroes," the artist has worked for nearly twenty years - it has become the pinnacle of his work.Three monumental figures Russian fellows represent strength, honor and dignity of the people serving in the glory of his land.

Images, familiar from childhood

AS CreationPushkin is not only inspired composers.Ilya Yakovlevich Bilibin (1876-1942), after a long work on his own style was the best, the canonical illustrator Pushkin.His brushwork, "Bilibino" was strict lines of graphics, colored with bright watercolor, abundant Russian folk decor.

first Russian fairy tales were not interested in the artist, and he was involved in portraiture and landscape painting.However, in 1899 at an exhibition he saw a picture of VMVasnetsov's "Heroes" and was so amazed by this epic, which since then has devoted his entire life depiction of Russian fairy tales.
namesake of the famous painter, Yuri A. Vasnetsov (1900-1973) illustrated children's nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes and folk songs.His lively and amusing pictures reprinted in children's books for more than half a century.

Marine kingdom

great influence VMVasnetsov has had on the work of other Russian artist - Ilya Repin (1844-1930), becoming the prototype of the hero of the painting "Sadko".IERepin painted the Novgorod epic moment when the king of the sea shows guslyar Sadko their daughters.A train going to the beautiful Russian musician, but he looks just where he fancies silhouette of the beloved Chernavy.The painting was bought by the future Czar Alexander III, and the artist has received for her title of academician.