Ritter, Vasnetsov - Knight at the Crossroads

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A Museum Quality Print of Knight at the Crossroads by Vasnetsov Ritter for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in the year 1882 with the original art now hanging at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg Russia. This painting is a free interpretation of the Russian legend of the Three Journeys of Ilya Muromets. The hero is in a moment of decision before a stone inscribed with the following words "If you go straight ahead, there will be no life, there is no way forward for he who travels past, walks past or flies past. The knight is decked out in full battle gear, he has on armor with a shield on his back, his armaments include a quiver of arrows, a long spear with a red handle and a ball and chain. The artist employs literary devices to contrast the forces of light and dark from the lucid figure of the knight on the white horse, the ominous black raven on the stone, the skull and bones scattered across the steppe.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the painting entitled Knight at the Crossroads by Vasnetsov Ritter.

Inventory #168 - Fine Art Prints by Famous Artists

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