Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin was a Russain illustrator and stage designer born in 1876. He was involved in various groups that made contributions to the Russian art world, such as the Artists’ Union of the USSR. His most popular illustrations were of Russian and Slavic folklore.

These 2 pieces of art are both of the Russian fairy tale Visilisa the Beautiful. The first image shows Visilisa finding Baba Yaga’s hut in the forest on her search to find fire for her cruel stepmother. The second image shows the evil witch Baba Yaga herself. Bilibin’s art style is really cool, especially the image of Baba Yaga. The vibrant colors and attention to detail give it a cartoon like appearance and really make the art stand out.

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