Monday Morning Muse: The Master and Margarita

The following paintings by Russian artist Igor Galanin joined the collection in 2001. They are illustrations for The Master and Margarita, a novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov in Soviet Russia ca. 1940, and described as “a masterpiece of black magic and black humor.”

Galanin’s portrayal of Margarita is whimsical, comical, and seemingly mischievous…

2001_264Margarita

2001-263Margarita Flying Aboard a Broom

2001-260Margarita Flying Aboard a Pig

2001-259Margarita Flying Aboard a Touring Car

image sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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