the artist beksinski is challenging, but relatable to modern times. he presents dreamscapes, in many cases nightmares. but there’s something much more hopeful, if still dreamlike, in ivan bilibin.
bilibin’s work is dominated by russian folk culture. these images are distillations of the most memorable stories in this memeplex. even if you are not familiar with the stories, there’s an understanding that these are not frivilous images. something important is being conveyed, and presented with maniacal detail.