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An illustration for the Russian fairy-tale

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An illustration for the Russian fairy-tale

Comments for: An illustration for the Russian fairy-tale
Tiw Report This Comment
Date: September 10, 2004 11:46AM

Interesting, what is the story called? What is it about?
\'berto Report This Comment
Date: September 10, 2004 11:00PM

The chicken legs on the house are a dead give-away. It's the story of Baba Yagga. Couldn't find much with a quick Google search, but here's one link:

[elfwood.lysator.liu.se]
Hurin & Dasha Report This Comment
Date: September 11, 2004 01:56PM

Yep, this is Baba Yagga's house indeed. That's tale on a common motif. The girl (Vassilisa the Beautiful) is mistreated by evil stepmother who sends her into the dark wood to do some tasks that seem to be impossible. The girl wins favor of Baba Yagga by fulfilling some other (no less easy) tasks, and the old hag helps to bring the stepmother down, to everyone's rejoice.

The point is, the illustration is quite famous in Russia, it's made by a XIX.cent. Modernist artist by the name of Ivan Bilibin. We saw no reasons why it should be out of place on an Australian website. smiling
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uff Report This Comment
Date: September 13, 2004 02:07AM

the mushrooms are quite interesting:
psylocibin smiling
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Hurin Report This Comment
Date: September 13, 2004 02:01PM

Hey man, we ARE a forest country still. No life without mushrooms. smiling
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lol Report This Comment
Date: December 06, 2004 12:02AM

beautiful artwork
LB1 Report This Comment
Date: April 02, 2006 09:31PM

Incredible artwork. Have been searching for the story which really captures the imagination.