The State Tretyakov Gallery. Alyonushka. Fine art print B3
The picture of V.M. Vasnetsov, Alyonushka, became one of his most touching and poetical work. The girl sat on the bank of dark deep pool, having bent a head on arms. The little yellow birches dropped leaves in fixed water around her, - a fur-tree forest like strong wall is behind her back.
The image of Alenushka is real and legendary simultaneously.The sad appearance and shabby, poor clothes of the young girl reconstruct in memory a full-scale etude of the artist made from the peasant orphan in the year of writing the picture. The vitality of the picture is combined with poetical symbols. The thin branch with chirping swallows under AlyonushkaТs head, which was sitting on the cold grey stone bent like an arch. According to famous explorer of Russian tali of A.N.Afanasev which was acquainted with Vasnetsov through ...., a swollow brings good news, consolation in misfortune. The dark forest, pool and lose hair mean the unhappyness, danger and bad thoughts in superstition, but a birch, growing near the water, was the healing.
If the artist did not throw symbolism in the cloth, it would not give the feeling of hopelessness because we remembered the tail with a good ending.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.