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Unformatted text preview: the foreground is a mermaid, the second girl has fish fins as wings on her back, the fourth girl seems to have an octopus sitting on her hat, and the sixth girl has marine patterns on her dress with dolphins or seahorses – all symbolizing the fact that they are the daughters of the Sea Tsar. Among all of these girls, Chernava is dressed most simply; she is less visible, and she looks unimportant and plain. Repin not only chose this particular scene because of its fantastic qualities, but also because it carried his own attitude and main idea, which may not be so obvious at first: despite all the beautiful exotic places and wonders he has seen in Europe, at heart, there was still nothing for him more dear than his plain and simple Russia. This is also the idea that can be found in the epic about Sadko....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10