Abstract ◊ The article investigates into the demonic motives in the creative works by painter M. A. Vrubel. The author considers them as a specific aesthetic conception that had an influence on the Russian artistic creativity of the beginning of the 20th century.
Keywords: M. A. Vrubel, archetype, demon, the unconscious, demonism, the demonic.
Popova Liana Vladimirovna, lecturer of the college at Moscow University for the Humanities; postgraduate at the State Institute of Art Studies. Tel.: +7 (499) 374-51-61. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Research advisor — Doctor of Science (philosophy), Candidate of Science (philology), professor I. V. Kondakov.