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The Swan Princess by Mikhail Vrubel is under the impression of fairy tales and folklore Istaknut

The Russian painter Mikhail Vrubel sought inspiration in literature and usually presented tragic situations or dark sides of the figures in the paintings. He painted The Swan Princess at the farm of his parents in Chernihiv province, in present-day Ukraine, in the summer of 1900. It is believed that the painting was inspired by the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov which was based on the fairytale of the same name by Alexander Pushkin. Vrubel designed the decor and costumes for this opera and his wife, opera singer Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel, sang in the role of The Swan Princess. However, he said that he set the character of Tatiana from the poem by Eugene Onegin by Pushkin. The painting The Swan Princess is in The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The painting The Swan Princess shows the most wonderful moment when the swan reincarnated into a gentle and mysterious beautiful princess in a glittering dress with shiny mother-of-pearl and sparkling gems. Time seemed to freeze, and the sunset light transformed reality, and it became unsteady and significant. The princess moves in a dark background, but also returns to the observer with Vrubel's characteristic large, expressive eyes already resemble birds' eyes, the lips in a moment will turn into a beak. Her swan's feathers and ornate dress look like that she has been caught in the wind and unstoppably moving away with the setting sun towards the distant mysterious shore, while the last rays of the sun play on her snow-white feathers creating rainbow colors. The princess turns around, her face looks sad, and a mysterious mixture of melancholy and loneliness is visible in her eyes.

The composition of the painting The Swan Princess is set in such a way as to give the impression of looking at the world of a fairy tale in which the magic of The Swan Princess has just appeared, and will disappear again, floating far away. Mikhail Vrubel masterfully presented his complex, often dark emotional categories with symbolism and a pure mosaic of lines and "captured" the transient atmosphere of twilight, revealing his romantic aspirations. The color scheme based on virgin white strikes a variety of the finest shades. Vrubel uses light brushstrokes to create the texture of feathers, from which the more detailed figure of The Swan Princess emerges, with an intricately painted jeweled headpiece and veil. The power of brush gives fantasy tangible validity, and by erasing the difference between natural and magic, real and imaginary, Vrubel enriches the image, inspired by a fairy tale with a new, universal and cosmic meaning.

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