Art work “Sadko”
Our work shows a
fragment from an old legend about the beloved old Russian hero
Sadko. Over the centuries, paintings, illustrations, lacquer
miniatures have been devoted to this hero, and even an opera was
written by the great Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov, which has
not left the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg
since the beginning of the 19th century.
Sadko is a young
musician from Veliky Novgorod. At the beginning of the story he
is poor and proud. His only treasure is the musical instrument
of the harp, on which he plays, moving from one feast to
But soon he is involved in incredible adventures that are
developing at an unprecedented speed… With the help of the
witching charms of the sea princess, he gains richly and hires
ships with merchant goods to travel to different lands ..
Now Sadko - passionate
and courageous, hoping to find the legendary “Bird of
Happiness”. Goes through the Volkhov, Ladoga and Neva, to the
open sea, and then turns south and recovers for a long voyage.
During the trip, he successfully sells the Novgorod goods, which
taken with him and his wealth increases. After spending many
years traveling Sadko turns the ships back to Novgorod.
On the way back, the
caravan of his ships falls into a terrible storm. The waves hit
the side of the ships, the wind breaks the sails. Sadko
understand that this is the frenzied father of the sea princess
- to whom a tribute was promised. Without hesitation, the hero
bravely throws himself into the cold waves, plunging into the
possessions of the richest and most almighty ruler of the