Art: Mikhail A. Vrubel

Russian, 1856-1910

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Self Portrait

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel’s depictions of the Resurrection appear to have been painted only decades ago – certainly not more than a century ago?  His still-fresh compositions invite true contemplation.

On the other hand, his images of demons – although again, appearing quite contemporary – even now, over a century later, are so vivid that even a jaded modern viewer cannot help but be simultaneously drawn in, yet somewhat repulsed.

Similarly, his Seraphim, while suitably wondrous, is nevertheless somewhat foreboding, reminding us of our mortality.

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Resurrection
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Resurrection
Fallen Demon Mikhail Vrubel - 1902
Fallen Demon
Demon Mikhail Vrubel - 1890 (full body)
Demon

Mikhail Vrubel Six Winged Seraphim

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The Six Winged Seraph