• Mikhail Vrubel's Demon Series

    1 month ago - By Art Contrarian

    Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) was an interesting Russian painter active in the late 19th century who I wrote about here. I stated: "began to work on images of a demon based on an epic poem by Mikhail Lermontov. His first Demon painting in 1890 was noteworthy enough to launch his career." Vroubel's lengthy Wikipedia entry is here .
    The present post presents images from the Demon series that I found on the internet. Having viewed many of the paintings in Russia several years ago, I can assure you that they are large and quite impressive when seen in person. That said, some of the images below...
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