Dirk Puehl‘s Today’s Memory
Ivan Bilibin’s birthday
Originally shared by Dirk Puehl
#onthisday in 1876, the Russian illustrator and stage designer Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin was born near St Petersburg.
A speech by Maksim Gorky himself rekindled the interest and acceptance of Russian fairy tales in the Soviet Union of the 1930s. A few months later, an exiled artist who had learned his trade at the feet of the great Ilya Repin, an heir of the Golden Age of Illustrations of the 1880s whose name was almost synonymous with the iconography of Russian fairy tales, was tasked with decorating the Soviet embassy in Paris under these auspices – Ivan Bilibin, who promptly returned home. But read more on:
Depicted below is Ivan Bilibin’s “Vasilisa the Beautiful” from 1899
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