“The Vision of the Prophet Ezekiel,” Mikhail Alexandrovich Wrubel – overview of the painting
- Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1905
Overview of the painting :
The vision of the prophet Ezekiel is Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. Cardboard, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil. 102 x 55 cm
The last years of the life of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. There has been a slight improvement after a serious mental illness, and he is returning to the image of the Prophet inspired by the poem A. WITH. Pushkin. Almost blind, the artist begins to write a sketch for a picture dedicated to one of the visions of the prophet Ezekiel – a chariot phenomenon drawn by four winged creatures with four faces: a calf, a lion, an eagle and a man.
The work was never completed, only the first layer of tender blue paint was plotted, and flames were outlined in orange. Schematic lines are the figures of angels spread behind the back of the wings. Only their heads managed to write a painter.
The gleams of fire lie on harsh ascetic faces. Under black eyebrows, large attentive eyes sparkle in which compassion lurks. A lame, looking at the messengers of God, passing his will. A high raised hand holds a shining sword. An inevitable fate, full of trials and service to the Lord, appears before the prophet.
At the very bottom of the drawing, the painter writes with black strokes the shocked face of Ezekiel, addressed to the angels, faith glows in the widely revealed enlightened eyes. In the human profile, the features of the master are guessed.
The drawing fascinates, looks at us with many eyes, blows from it with power, fortitude, but at the same time we feel inner confusion and doubt about the correctness of the choice.