In 1935, Vasnetsov completed the illustrations for the tale of P. Ershov The Little Humpbacked Horse.
Yuri Vasnetsov depicted the images of fairy tales bright and special. In each picture created, he used a method characteristic of him, which is inextricably linked with folk art. The artist brings the principles of folk art to the art of his time.
Vasnetsov creates his fantastic, fabulous landscapes based on his impressions of Russian nature. Each image of the fairy tale is saturated with expressiveness, optimism and individual character. When writing the image of the character, he was always based on his actions and actions in the written fairy tale.
At the same time, Vasnetsov always creates for the future little viewer, making illustrations close and understandable for children's perception. His ability to skip each episode through the principle of children's perception, introducing traditions of folk art into it, makes his drawings special.
Color emotionality plays a special role in Vasnetsov's drawings, which he puts in the theme of the tale. The palette that the artist uses is limited to twelve colors. It is like a color alphabet for a little reader. Vasnetsov, like a teacher, helps a little reader learn something new.
He depicts each fairy tale drawing very simply and easily: the sea is blue, the whale is black, the sun is yellow. No complex shades, fusions and transitions of the gamut from color to color. Everything is simple and monotonous.
Yuri Vasnetsov responsibly works on each illustration, adding fabulousness and fantasticness to it, while not forgetting about the child's accessibility to perception.
The book "Little Humpbacked Horse" with illustrations by Yuri Vasnetsov was published in hard publishing, its circulation amounted to one hundred thousand copies.
Painting Princess Frog