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Description of the painting Konstantin Vasiliev "Russian Knight"


Vasiliev Konstantin Alekseevich - a modern brilliant master with a significant creative heritage, numbering about 500 masterpieces.
Vasiliev was born in Maykop of the Adygea Autonomous Okrug, in 1942. Later, his parents moved to a small village near Kazan. After graduating from art school, he began to teach drawing and drawing lessons at school. Also, moonlighting as a graphic designer.
The creative heritage of the Genius is etudes and graphics, paintings and illustrations, as well as murals of the church in Omsk. His first works reflect abstract expressionism and surrealism, but later, he departed from the analysis of formalism, and worked in a more realistic style.
He painted landscapes, portraits, compositions, paintings of mythological, epic and battle genres in a surreal style.
Vasiliev created many works on the theme of the heroism of people in the Great Patriotic War, but the Scandinavian epics were one of the main roles playing in the creation of the next masterpiece.
One of the best works of Vasilyev, reflecting all the power and greatness of Russia, is considered the painting "Russian Knight".
The hero depicted against the backdrop of clouds resembling a pike, a ram and a falcon, stands in full combat gear, waiting for a fight with the enemy. His courageous face and intense, focused eyes look into the distance, and the raised cold steel blade is ready at any moment to transform into a fire sword.
The knight's mail is framed by a large golden disk and side golden squares, which symbolizes the sun. The crosses shown on the squares are ancient designations of the owner's protection against defeat.
The helmet of the warrior is reliably dressed on his head, in its shape resembles the dome of an ancient church.
Vasiliev carefully considered the depiction of individual figures and drawings on his canvases, having previously verified all the details and based on historical facts.





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