Vasilisa the Brave by forestrogers

Vasilisa the Brave

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Added: Sep 05, 2006
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a.k.a. Vasilisa the Beautiful, or Lovely Vasilisa, this is a drawing for the Russian tale of that name. Vasilisa talks to her magic doll, secretly, in the pantry. "Morning is wiser than evening," it tells her. During the night, the doll does the tasks set for Vasilisa by Baba Yaga, the famous witch.

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sirenhill's picture

your work is fantastic just had a look am very jealous ,keep it up

forestrogers's picture

An intriguing if enigmatic comment...
Forest

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mmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuu ha ha ha

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Like many folktales, this famous story has appeared under several titles, over time. In English translation or retelling there are currently several versions under "Vassilisa the Beautiful" (including the classic Ivan Bilibin), as well as "Lovely Vassilisa" by Cohen and Ivanov, and "Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave" by Mayer and Kraft. All are worth a look, by the bye -- some great illustrations. I was working on a yet another full version of the story with a dear friend who was a children's author and translator of Russian. Alas, that friend died before we could complete the work, and I laid the project aside. I’m about ready to resurrect it. What will I call it? Probably "Vassilisa the Beautiful," since that's the best known title. But meantime, you must admit she was indeed a brave girl...

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Thank you!

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Hi there -- see my reply to the comment below.

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I don't think there ever was a "Vasilisa the brave"...

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Great, the only thing is that it's not "Vasilisa the brave" it's "Vasilisa the beautiful". Read more Russian fairytailes

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ah this is better... great!

forestrogers's picture

Thanks, Rhea! I'm honored to contribute a little to the memory of those tales.

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Thanks, Teresa! I'm glad that sense of secrecy came through... I loved that about the tale.

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Thank you, Matthew!

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OMG, I used to read these stories when I was a kid. Brings back a rush of memories.
Beautiful!

twentzler's picture

What a beautiful drawing! I love how you captured the "secret" nature of the setting. Wonderful work!

goad's picture

charming picture... good work!

forestrogers's picture

Thanks so much, Rita! I just went to visit your wonderful gallery, and fell in love with your birds, particularly! I'll have to visit them often...

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Welcome here, and what a lovely entrance Laughing out loud

Art at its best.