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Posts tagged "Slavic folklore"

slavic-roots:

Russian fairytale illustration

slavic-roots:

Russian fairytale illustration

stara-vira:

By Vsevolod B. Ivanov

stara-vira:

By Vsevolod B. Ivanov

Victor Vasnetsov. A Knight at the Crossroads. 1878. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine.In many Russian folk-tales, a traveling vityaz (knight) comes to a crossroads where there is a stone inscribed with an un-inspiring choice: If you go to the right – you’ll loose your horse; If you go to the left – you’ll loose your life; If you go forwards – you’ll loose both… Or a variation of these three…..

Victor Vasnetsov. A Knight at the Crossroads. 1878. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine.

In many Russian folk-tales, a traveling vityaz (knight) comes to a crossroads where there is a stone inscribed with an un-inspiring choice:
If you go to the right – you’ll loose your horse;
If you go to the left – you’ll loose your life;
If you go forwards – you’ll loose both…
Or a variation of these three…..

silver-hoof:

by stanislav kovalev

I love this scene so much.

silver-hoof:

by stanislav kovalev

I love this scene so much.

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folkthings:

By Aleksandr Uglanov


See more gorgeous artwork here: http://www.mestresdarte.com/2011/03/alexander-uglanov.html

folkthings:

By Aleksandr Uglanov

See more gorgeous artwork here: http://www.mestresdarte.com/2011/03/alexander-uglanov.html

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