Russian Art

Vrubel, M. A. Six-Winged Seraph (Azrael). 1904

Six-Winged Seraph (Azrael). Vrubel based "The Six-Winged Seraph (Azrael)" (1904) on Pushkin's poem "The Prophet," in which Azrael places a burning coal in the prophet's heart so that his words will have the power to move his audience. The artist's strokes of color seem to possess a fire akin to that which inspired the prophet. (00715)
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