The work “Three heroes”

In the picture VM Vasnetsov depicts three heroes. The heroes are mighty, brave people, defenders of the fatherland. They look sharp into the distance, as they guard the borders of Russia. And these three mighty men are ready to enter into battle with the enemies of Russia at any moment. They fulfill their heroic duty and are confident of the truth of their work. The expression of their faces is serious, cold-blooded, a terrible look. These three heroes are Dobrynia Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich. All these brave souls are full of dignity, majestic and very collected, ready to fight at any moment, not for life, but for death. They are very confident in themselves and ready to die for Russia.

Ilya Muromets – the hero of the epic – is located in the very center of the picture. A peasant son from the village of Karacharovo from the town of Murom is the oldest and mightiest warrior. He is not rich, but it shows that he does not need wealth. He is dressed simply.

On Ilya Muromets simple mail, a rough gray mitten and the most usual boots in color to brown trousers. He easily holds a club that weighs over four hundred pounds. Also Elijah Murometz holds a large spear that is placed in the center of the picture, this indicates that he can cope with such a large weapon. His peasant background is visible on his face. It is wide with large cheekbones. He stares out of the corner. His eyes are very serious, and his brows are frowned. Ilya Muromets sits on a mighty black crow. His horse is as heavy as the earth, and very handsome. This horse is like a master. The harness of the horse is beautiful, and it seems that, when he jumps, the bells ring. The horse looks with a slight reproach there, where the master is also. I think that Ilya Muromets takes good care of his horse, because he is well-groomed, cheerful and great.

Dobrynya Nikitich, the son of the Ryazan prince, is to the left of Ilya Muromets. He is rich. He wears a rich chain mail, his shield is decorated with pearls, a gold sheath and a hilt of the sword. His eagle look is severe. His beard is well-groomed and long.

He is far-sighted. Dobrynya Nikitich is younger than Ilya Muromets. His horse is beautiful and white. His harness looks great on him, and besides, she is very rich. The mane of a horse is like a woman’s hair, well-groomed and fluttering in the wind. In some bylinas it is said that the horse’s name is Belyushka. This horse is fast, like the wind. He as if tells the master that the enemy is near.

Alyosha Popovich was born in the family of a priest. He is not richly dressed, but he is not poor either. His chain mail and helmet shine. He is the youngest and has no beard. Alyosha is thin. His gaze slightly slanting away. His gaze is evil, since it seems that he is plotting some trick. He keeps his favorite weapon – the bow. His bow is ripped, Tevotochka is salted, and the arrow is fast. He carries a harp with him. Sitting Alyosha Popovich on a red horse with a white speck on his forehead. His mane is light, beautiful and well-groomed. The warrior’s horse is hot as fire.

I think that Vasnetsov managed to convey the uneasiness of that historical time when in Russia there were heroic outposts through heavy clouds and thunderclouds over Rus. Also through a strong wind that is visible through the waving of the mane and the tails of horses and over swaying grass.

I believe that the artist shows the might of the heroes and creates the monumentality of their images, as they occupy a huge area in the picture. Also Vasnetsov raises the horizon line, and the figures of the horses go to the sky. Yelochka Vasnetsov portrayed small, and the heroes large, and this creates contrast between the Christmas trees and large figures and emphasizes the power of the heroes.

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The work “Three heroes”