Viktor Vasnetsov, “Bogatyrs” (1898)

A key figure in the Russian ‘Revivalist’ movement, Viktor Vasnetsov, considered the co-founder of Russian folklore and nationalist painting, created possibly his most famous work “Bogatyrs” in 1898 which depicts mythical Russian knights Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich. These three men were a famous trio of knights who served Prince Vladimir I of Kiev. …

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