A personal appreciation of the beauty of Russia.
Interesting contrast between Makovsky's and Vasnetsov's work. Seems like one depicts wealth and good life and the other draws attention to suffering and sadness. I haven't really seen the work of these two side by side... By the way, I thought that Vasnetsov mostly created icons and not so much regular paintings, am I correct?
Not exactly. He had some very important commissions for religious works, but his real specialty was historical paintings and scenes from myth and folklore. Did a lot of excellent portraits and landscapes as well.
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