Mythic Russia

Heroic roleplaying in a mythical medieval Russia

The Vasnetsovs’ Visions of Russia — May 2, 2017

The Vasnetsovs’ Visions of Russia

1920px-1898_Vasnetsov_Bogatyrs_anagoriaViktor Vasnetsov and his brother Apollinarii were 19thC artists whose work helps bring to life historical Russia, and folkloric and mythic Russia, too. Viktor, for example, is well-known for his iconic picture of the Three Bogatyrs, above, while I especially like Apollinarii’s more technical depiction of the marketplace in Novgorod, below.

1920px-Novgorod_torgIn any case, their work is a great inspiration of and for Mythic Russia, so here are some places to see more: (A very comprehensive gallery of VV’s art) (a short essay about VV and his art) (a sampler of AV’s historical images) (an essay about AV)