Olga's Gallery

Mikhail Vrubel

Portrait of the Poet Valery Briusov.

1906. Charcoal and chalk on paper. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of the Poet Valery Briusov.

Briusov, Valery Yakovlevich (1873-24), Russian poet, one of the founders and theoreticians of symbolism in Russian literature. His best known collections of verses are Tertia Vigilia (1900), Urbi et Orbi (1903); Wreath (1906). He is the author of two historical novels Fire Angel (1908), Altar of Victory (1913), critical essays, translations from Ancient Roman, Italian, French, and Armenian literature