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Mikhail Vrubel

(1856-1910)

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Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel (1865-1910) was a Russian artist of remarkable talent and a turbulent. His paintings were produced in a political climate that was alternately hostile and sympathetic. In his lifetime, he knew both praise and disdain, with critics calling his work everything from “wild ugliness” to “the fascinating symphonies of a genius”. Gradually, however, Vrubel’s painting came to be viewed as an integral part of Russian culture. Some modern scholars compare his work directly to Early Renaissance or Late Byzantine art and recognize Vrubel as a proud artistic individual who held aloof from contemporary trends. Others consider Vrubel the founder of Russian Art Nouveau and group him with that movement.Read Mikhail Vrubel's Full Biography

Mikhail Vrubel. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1882. Watercolor on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Hamlet and Ophelia. Hamlet and Ophelia. 1883. Watercolor on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Sitter in the Renaissance Setting. Sitter in the Renaissance Setting. 1883. Watercolor, whitewash on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Hamlet and Ophelia (Unfinished). Hamlet and Ophelia (Unfinished). 1884. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Angel with Labara. Angel with Labara. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Angel with Labara. Angel with Labara. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pentecost. Detail. Pentecost. Detail. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pentecost. Detail. Pentecost. Detail. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pentecost. Detail. Pentecost. Detail. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pentecost. Detail. Pentecost. Detail. 1884. Fresco. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. The Virgin and Child. The Virgin and Child. 1884-85. Zinc panel. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. The Virgin and Child. Detail. The Virgin and Child. Detail. 1884-85. Zinc panel. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1880s. Watercolor on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Moses. Moses. 1884. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. St. Cyril. St. Cyril. 1885. Zinc panel. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Christ. Christ. 1885. Zinc panel. Church of St. Cyril, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. The Oriental Tale. The Oriental Tale. 1886. Watercolor, whitewash on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. A Man in a Russian Old-Style Costume. A Man in a Russian Old-Style Costume. 1886. Watercolor, whitewash on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of a Girl against a Persian Carpet. Portrait of a Girl against a Persian Carpet. 1886. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of a Girl against a Persian Carpet. Detail. Portrait of a Girl against a Persian Carpet. Detail. 1886. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Flowers in a Blue Vase. Flowers in a Blue Vase. 1886-87. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Red Flowers and Leaves of Begonia in a Basket. Red Flowers and Leaves of Begonia in a Basket. 1886-89. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Orchid. Orchid. 1886-87. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. White Iris. White Iris. 1886-1887. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pietà. Pietà. 1887. A sketch for a mural in the Cathedral of St. Vladimir in Kiev. Watercolor, whitewash on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Pietà. Pietà. 1887. A sketch for a mural in the Cathedral of St. Vladimir in Kiev. Watercolor, whitewash on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Angel with Censer and Candle. Angel with Censer and Candle. 1887. Sketch for wall-painting of the cathedral of St. Vladimir in Kiev. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of an Officer (Pechorin on a Sofa). Portrait of an Officer (Pechorin on a Sofa). 1889. Illustration for by Mikhail Lermontov. Watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Sappho. Sappho. 1880s. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Erevan, Armenia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. The Seated Demon. The Seated Demon. 1890. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Rider. Rider. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. Rider. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. 1890-91. Black watercolor on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Tamara and Demon. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. Tamara and Demon. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. 1890-91. Black watercolor on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Tamara Dancing. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. Tamara Dancing. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. 1890-91. Black watercolor on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Tamara Lying in State. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. Tamara Lying in State. Illustration for The Demon by Mikhail Lermontov. 1890-91. Black watercolor on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Mikhail Vrubel. Head of Demon. Head of Demon. 1890-91. Black watercolor on paper. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
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