Best illustrations for Russian tales

I just read that “Vasilisa the Beautiful” was published in a new edition for English speakers to enjoy. I remember this tale since the time when I could not read. We had a beautiful book of Russian fairy tales (in Russian, of course, issued by a Soviet publishing house) in memory of a famous old Russia artist Ivan Bilibin, who had illustrated a set of Russian tales in 19-th century. It was a beautiful edition, printed like a series of separate books, each for its tale, bound into a beautiful carton box, also illustrated by Bilibin. Now, looking at those illustrations brings up very sweet memories. The tales were great, all of them, but I was very impressed by the illustrations. My mind image of old Russia was just like those illustrations. I remember looking through those books numerous times, even when I became a teenager.

Bilibin's illustration

Previous Post
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Follow Share love. Educate. Inspire. on WordPress.com
  • New: English for Your Job Interview

  • An Interview

  • Recent: Romantic English Phrasebook

  • Recent: Romantic Russian Phrase Book

  • Rina’s Short Story

  • Languages & Lifestyles

  • Archives

  • Goodreads

  • 101 Books

  • Follow me on Twitter

  • Writing

  • Blogs I Follow

Shelf Love

live mines and duds: the reading life

May The Best Book Win!

librocubicularist | scrivener | tattoos

%d bloggers like this: