Unformatted text preview: Chernava, coming down. The artist uses several diagonal lines to signify this triangle, with Chernava and the diagonal wall line at the one side of it, the line of descending brides – at the other side of the triangle, Sadko as its peak, and the highlighted girls at the center. Sometimes, while looking at the painting, we have to remind ourselves that the action takes place on the bottom of the sea, and to emphasize this fact, Repin paints a few fishes, some air bubbles, floating algae, and floating hair and tail of the mermaid in the foreground. The dimness of the canvas not only signifies the fact that we are looking at the scene under water, but also imparts a dreamy quality to the painting, suggesting, perhaps, that Sadko only dreamt about the underwater kingdom and woke up on the bank of the Chernava river....
View Full Document
- Fall '10
- Dress, Diagonal, Faces, Sadko, The Beautiful Girls, diagonal wall line