Bogatyr, Mikhail Vrubel, 1899

Bogatyr, Mikhail Vrubel, 1899
Bogatyr, Mikhail Vrubel, 1899 - 1

  • Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1899

Overview of the painting :

The hero is Mikhail Vrubel. 1899. Oil on canvas. 321.5×222

   The work was written by the master very quickly, without preliminary sketches, almost immediately on the canvas. When calculating fairy tale, exaggerating the image, the fantastic content – everything in this work looks justified and harmonious. Even distortion of proportions and disruption of perspective does not look unjustified and overly emotional.

   The master worked on his hero with hope, his main idea was the expression of the symbolic meaning of harmony and integrity of the original image. The hero of the master, albeit unprecedented power, but with amazing childhood and naive eyes.

   A richly dressed warrior. His faithful horse seems to grow out of the earth, merging with it and absorbing all the power of nature.

   The surrounding hero forest is also full of fabulous and fantastic details. Above the hero’s head is a crimson evening sky. The barely distinguishable details allow the viewer to penetrate the fabulous atmosphere created by the author. The picture surprisingly involves the viewer, keeps his attention and makes you believe in the reality of the image. A fairy tale becomes life…