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Viktor Vasnetov: ‘the birds of joy and sorrow’ 1896

I really enjoy looking at this piece of work especially at the fact it was during the Impressionism period when this was created. I feel like this was a period of deep insecurities and therefore artist such as Vasnetov has created pieces of work like this to express his emotional feelings. He has used birds in the eyes of a human body, almost relating to the idea of angles, good and bad. He also has used simple colours to attack the style and emotion of the painting making it darker and organic help create the story.

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