Eye Candy for Today: Bilibin’s Vasilisa

Vasilisa the Beautiful at the Hut of Baba Yaga, Ivan Bilibin
Vasilisa the Beautiful at the Hut of Baba Yaga, by Ivan Bilibin (larger but darker here)

One of Bilibin’s wonderful series of illustrations for the classic Russian folktale.


2 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Bilibin’s Vasilisa”

  1. Oh yes,
    Fantastic illustrations, and the colour, especially the blue is one I will always associate with these Russian illustrations. The control of line and form, and supporting border art makes for wonderful full page art.
    I feel very fortunate in having a set of eight illustrated books, each one a traditional Russian tale, printed in Moscow around 1976 if I remember correctly. Lovely !

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