Muse, Mikhail Vrubel, 1896
- Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1896
Overview of the painting :
Muse – Mikhail Vrubel. 1896. Oil on canvas
The muse of every artist lives in his imagination. Even if the master considers the real woman to be the bearer of his inspiration, then fantasy still gives the image fantastic, unrealistic features.
For the master, his beloved wife was always a muse. But on the canvas, the viewer is presented, without a doubt, a fantastic creature. Red hair, large green eyes in which you can drown – everything in the image of muse is attractive and desirable. The author provided all his most hidden desires and dreams to the audience.
Thin nerve fingers of the heroine give out vulnerability and creativity. The autumn surroundings of the work emphasizes a certain tragedy of the work itself, dooming a person to constant torment and search for himself.