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Vasnetsov Viktor Mikhailovich (1848  1926)  A Knight at the Crossroads, 1878  Firs version the painting A Knight at the Crossroads 1882  Oil on canvas  Serpukhov Art and Historical Museum, Serpukhov, Russia
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Title: A Knight at the Crossroads
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Vasnetsov Viktor Mikhailovich (1848 1926)
A Knight at the Crossroads, 1878
Firs version the painting A Knight at the Crossroads 1882
Oil on canvas
Serpukhov Art and Historical Museum, Serpukhov, Russia

The first sketches to the A Knight at the Crossroads appeared when the artist was a little more than twenty years. The house-museum Vasnetsova kept a lot of sketches of a long process of searching for images of heroes, stones, fields, besprent Bone ... One of the etudes Warrior in a helmet with kolchuzhka was written with his brother artist Arcadia. The idea hatched a long time and only in 1878, fully formed in the picture, which was exhibited at the Sixth traveling exhibition. In this first version of Knight turned to face the audience and attention chitet detailed text explaining what would happen if he goes straight to the right or left.

Cloth earned the endorsement of the critic B. Stasov, but the artist is not satisfied. To reflect the new design took several more years.

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