The Tale of the Firebird by Gennady Spirin.      http://book-graphics.blogspot.ru/2013/01/the-tale-of-firebird-by-gennady-spirin_1660.html#more

The Tale of the Firebird by Gennady Spirin. http://book-graphics.blogspot.ru/2013/01/the-tale-of-firebird-by-gennady-spirin_1660.html#more

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

Firebird: in Russian folklore, the Firebird is a magical bird that glows red, orange and yellow like a bonfire. In Russian its name is Zhar-Ptitsa which means “heat bird." The feathers do not cease glowing if removed, and one feather can light a large room if not concealed. In later iconography, the form of the Firebird is usually that of a smallish fire-coloured peacock, complete with a crest on its head and tail feathers with glowing "eyes”. At midnight, the bird comes into gardens to eat…

Firebird: in Russian folklore, the Firebird is a magical bird that glows red, orange and yellow like a bonfire. In Russian its name is Zhar-Ptitsa which means “heat bird." The feathers do not cease glowing if removed, and one feather can light a large room if not concealed. In later iconography, the form of the Firebird is usually that of a smallish fire-coloured peacock, complete with a crest on its head and tail feathers with glowing "eyes”. At midnight, the bird comes into gardens to eat…

Ekaterina and the Firebird by Abra Staffin-Wiebe, illustration by Anna & Elena Balbusso

Ekaterina and the Firebird by Abra Staffin-Wiebe, illustration by Anna & Elena Balbusso

Alexander Golovin - Costume designs for “The Firebird”, 1910 “The Firebird” is a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, part of famous Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes seasons.

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Alexander Golovin - Costume designs for “The Firebird”, 1910 “The Firebird” is a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, part of famous Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes seasons.

The Tale of the Firebird, 2002 (Gennady Spirin,1948; Russian, now living in US).  [text taken from website link]: In this wonderful retelling of the Tale of the Firebird, Spirin combines aspects of classic Russian folktales such as “Ivan-Tsarevitch and Gray Wolf,” “Baba Yaga,” and “Koshchei the Immortal.” As always, his illustrations are amazing - filled with wolves and beautiful images of the firebird, along with gorgeous detailing of brocades & ornate architecture of Russian palaces...=5…

The Tale of the Firebird, 2002 (Gennady Spirin,1948; Russian, now living in US). [text taken from website link]: In this wonderful retelling of the Tale of the Firebird, Spirin combines aspects of classic Russian folktales such as “Ivan-Tsarevitch and Gray Wolf,” “Baba Yaga,” and “Koshchei the Immortal.” As always, his illustrations are amazing - filled with wolves and beautiful images of the firebird, along with gorgeous detailing of brocades & ornate architecture of Russian palaces...=5…

Scene from "The Humpbacked Horse" (Konyok-Gorbunok), sometimes known in English as The Magic Horse or The Little Magic Horse. The titular little horse helps Ivan, a peasant’s son, carry out t...

Scene from "The Humpbacked Horse" (Konyok-Gorbunok), sometimes known in English as The Magic Horse or The Little Magic Horse. The titular little horse helps Ivan, a peasant’s son, carry out t...

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