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Erl-king

The number of pictures "Erl King" was painted in oil on paper in 2005.
You can buy these pictures from painter.
Unfortunately, no exhibitions will take place in Russia, but:
"The exhibition of Yanina Kyshtevskaya "Erl King" first of all it will be presented in Hanover, then it will be presented in other cities of Germany. Soon, it will be presented in Oldenburg, Essen and Duisburg. «Russian Germany» will inform the readers when another vernissage takes place." (see the article below).

"Moon Light" 70 х 65 cm.
"Moon Light" 70 х 65 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Moon Light"
Fragment of a picture "Moon Light"
 
"Forest Berries" 70 х 100 cm.
"Forest Berries" 70 х 100 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Forest Berries"
Fragment of a picture "Forest Berries"
 
"Thistle"  70 х 100 cm.
"Thistle" 70 х 100 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Thistle"
Fragment of a picture "Thistle"
 
"Thick Hazel" 70 х 100 cm.
"Thick Hazel" 70 х 100 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Thick Hazel"
Fragment of a picture "Thick Hazel"
 
"Son of Erl-king" 70 х 100 cm.
"Son of Erl-king" 70 х 100 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Son of Erl-king"
Fragment of a picture "Son of Erl-king"
 
"Wood Nymph" (portrait of a V. Sadovskoy) SOLD!
"Wood Nymph" (portrait of a V. Sadovskoy)
SOLD!
Fragment of a picture "Wood Nymph"
Fragment of a picture "Wood Nymph"
 
"Wind" 100 x 70 cm.
"Wind" 100 x 70 cm.
Fragment of a picture "Wind"
Fragment of a picture "Wind"
 
"Dryad" 100 x 70 cm
"Dryad" 100 x 70 cm
Fragment of a picture "Dryad"
Fragment of a picture "Dryad"

               Erl-king

 

 

Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear?

The father it is, with his infant so dear;

He holdeth the boy tightly clasp'd in his arm,

He holdeth him safely, he keepeth him warm.

 

"My son, wherefore seek'st thou thy face thus to hide?"

"Look, father, the Erl-King is close by our side!

Dost see not the Erl-King, with crown and with train?"

"My son, 'tis the mist rising over the plain."

 

"Oh, come, thou dear infant! oh come thou with me!

 Full many a game I will play there with thee;

 On my strand, lovely flowers their blossoms unfold,

My mother shall grace thee with garments of gold."

 

"My father, my father, and dost thou not hear

The words that the Erl-King now breathes in mine ear?"

"Be calm, dearest child, 'tis thy fancy deceives;

 'Tis the sad wind that sighs through the withering leaves."

 

"Wilt go, then, dear infant, wilt go with me there?

My daughters shall tend thee with sisterly care.

My daughters by night their glad festival keep,

They'll dance thee, and rock thee, and sing thee to sleep."

 

"My father, my father, and dost thou not see,

How the Erl-King his daughters has brought here for me?"

"My darling, my darling, I see it aright,

 'Tis the aged grey willows deceiving thy sight."

 

"I love thee, I'm charm'd by thy beauty, dear boy!

And if thou'rt unwilling, then force I'll employ."

"My father, my father, he seizes me fast,

Full sorely the Erl-King has hurt me at last."

 

The father now gallops, with terror half wild,

He grasps in his arms the poor shuddering child;

He reaches his courtyard with toil and with dread,

The child in his arms finds he motionless, dead.

                             

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

     

 
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