Snow Maiden, Mikhail Vrubel, 1890

Snow Maiden, Mikhail Vrubel, 1890
Snow Maiden, Mikhail Vrubel, 1890 - 1

  • Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
  • Museum: Ryazan State Regional Art Museum named after. AND.P. Pozholostina
  • Year: 1890

Overview of the painting :

Snow Maiden – Mikhail Vrubel. 1890. Paper, watercolor, gouache. 25×17

   The artist was ordered a sketch of costumes for the opera Snow Maiden. The main character was especially interested in the master. The artist depicted the heroine at the time of appearance in front of people.

   The heroine is a little bewildered, although quite confident in herself. On the lips is a light, subtle smile. The character of the heroine opens the eyes – large, surprised, ready for new, previously unknown impressions, knowledge, adventures.

   The Snow Maiden outfit is interestingly executed. The master chose an unusual technique, embossing embossing a cut of magic fur coat from unknown material.

   Despite the sketch of the work, the main one in which was the costume, the author could not resist working on the background and details, even schematic.

   A wall stands a winter forest behind the heroine. A squirrel sits at her feet, the only nimble heroine who dared to leave the dense forest thicket for a minute.