Vrubel Mikhail Alexandrovich became famous for writing paintings depicting heroes of Russian fairy tales, epics and legends. Most of all I like his painting “The Swan Princess”, which is a brilliant illustration of my favorite Pushkin fairy tale about Tsar Saltan.
This picture is beautiful and amazing. When I look at her, I just can not remain indifferent, because she simultaneously admires me with her luxury and fairy beauty, and on the other hand she surprises and picks up the sadness that lurks in the eyes of the Swan Princess.
The heroine of the painting is dressed in a snow-white outfit that flutters in the wind and makes it look like a white swan. On her head is a golden kokoshnik with precious stones, which makes it so majestic. All this attire shows how prideful and important the Swan Princess is and how unapproachable it is for ordinary mortals.
But her eyes, full of sadness and melancholy, tell me that she is unhappy in these expensive clothes. The picture shows that the girl was going somewhere, and then suddenly stopped and looked back. With her hand she holds a snow-white cape covering her black hair like a black wing, her lips are closed, and her chin is slightly pulled up. Maybe there is where she is looking, a simple people are walking, or the person she loves is walking away, or maybe the sun is just out of the horizon. I will never know this, but it seems to me that the Swan Princess at that moment wants to say something important, to run back, but she can not do it.
So the girl froze in the background of a dark night in her snow-white dress, which makes her look like a kind, sad angel. This image captivates me, and makes me constantly peer into the picture to learn the secret of sadness and sadness of the Swan Princess.