Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel – famous artist – realist. The era of its activity comes to the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The genre of the master is so diverse that it can not be immediately studied. This painting, graphics, decorative art. It may even be noted that the creator experimented on his capabilities. As quickly as possible, Mikhail Alexandrovich could express his state of mind on canvases, which always attracted lovers of his art.
The work “Rose in a Glass” depicted on paper in pencil and watercolor is considered the tip of the artist’s skill. This masterpiece is fraught with the sad fact of its creation. The creator painted the picture when he was treated in a psychiatric hospital, due to the loss of his son. From a languid stressful state, Vrubel came out with the support of his favorite occupation – painting.
The presence in the hospital significantly limited the range of compositions that the artist can depict. He made sketches with the help of a pencil surrounding his situation: the corners of the chamber, all the objects surrounding him, the world from the inside. With dotted sketches, the master transferred the entire structure of simple objects – a glass of water and roses. This clarity of graphics Mikhail Vrubel overshadows the viewer. From the rose comes an alluring moment of beauty.
The petals are depicted so delicately that the flower seems textured, fashioned or carved out of strict material. This severity is underlined by a thick stem and incisor form. But still, the rose expresses fragility. A graceful transition from a dark shade to a light color is seen, so the flower looks both real and lifeless.
Careful writing of the picture shows the harmony of the soul and low-key charm. “Rose in a glass” – a picture of sensuality and anxiety, which settled in the soul of the master.