"The Poetry of Metamorphosis. THE FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTS BY MIKHAIL VRUBEL" - the special edition to the 72nd current issue of the Tretyakov Gallery magazine
We present the special edition to the new issue of the "Tretyakov Gallery" magazine - #3 (72)/2021 - "The Poetry of Metamorphosis. THE FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTS BY MIKHAIL VRUBEL". It will soon be available in stores of Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Subscribe our magazine here.
Pastel, gouache, charcoal
on cardboard. 35 × 43.7 cm
© Tretyakov Gallery
Special edition to the issue #3 (72)/2021
The Poetry of Metamorphosis. THE FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTS BY MIKHAIL VRUBEL
One could begin a conversation on Mikhail Vrubel’s decorative and ornamental philosophy with the phrase “Flowers live in honeycombs, their petals picked out by sunset rays.” It is a verbal transposition summarising the images created by the artist, and also a distant echo that introduces a metaphor belonging to Charles Baudelaire into our train of thought, a metaphor that reveals, by chance, the universal nature of art: “Des fleurs se pâment dans un coin.” [“Flowers swoon in a corner.”]
The special edition to the new issue #3 (72)/2021 is available in the mobile app of The Tretyakov Gallery magazine.