Yesterday marked the anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia's greatest 19-century artists. Vrubel's 1898 work, "The Parting of Sea King and Princess Volhova," is exemplary of Vrubel's oeuvre, with metallic tones and fairy tale subject matter. Today, we'll delve into the life of this Russian artist who, despite his striking work, isn't very well-known in America.
1. Mikhail Vrubel graduated from the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg University and then promptly enrolled in the Imperial... READ ON