Wonderful artist-realist VM Vasnetsov was the first to present a fairy tale to painting. Songs, epics, legends, legends come alive in his paintings.
In the bright, colorful world of the towers and palaces, we are led to an illustration of the Russian folk tale “The Princess of Nesmeyan”. Painted royal chambers, luxurious decoration, high patterned vaults. People are enjoying themselves, trying. Here and merchants, and boyars, and foreign guests, storytellers – musicians, dancers, buffoons and buffoons. They sing, clown, laugh, laugh on the harp, who is in that much. And at the foot of the high tower there are simple people, they also crowd, laugh, shout. And all this skomoroshnichestvo – for the princess, the only royal daughter.
Sadly she sits on a carved white throne by the window. “There is a lot of everything, everything that the soul wants, and she never smiled, never laughed, as if her heart was not happy at all.” Yes, and what is there, to be honest, to rejoice, if no one ever talks to her, no one with a pure heart will do. All around you just make a noise, you tag them, they try to teach themselves in the best light, and nobody cares about the princess herself. That’s why she is Nesmeyana, until she comes to the only, long-awaited, who will give her a smile instead of buffoonery, warmth instead of indifference. And he will come, of course, because then the fairy tale affects.