Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When Art Galleries Come to You

 'The Seated Demon' by Mikhail Vrubel

One of my favorite images has long been, the Seated Demon by Mikhail Vrubel. In a previous post I spoke about my reasons for loving this piece. Now you can view the image in detail using Google Art Project. You can also take a virtual tour of major galleries across the world. Click the link below to view the Seated Demon. http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/tretyakov/demon-sitting-191

I am amazed by the brilliance of Mikhail Vrubel. Below are some details of the amazing brushwork/ palette knife. There is such certainty and conviction within the strokes. It seems to contain a belief that it shouldn't be painted in any other way. In my eyes that is true; it is sheer magnificence. The images below were taken using Google Art Project.

Previous post about this painting: http://jinawallwork.blogspot.com/2010/01/seated-demon-by-mikhail-vrubel.html