Venice gave to Vrubel much and became an important milestone in his creative development: if the meeting with the Byzantine art enriched its understanding of a form and ennobled its expression, the Venetian painting awakened coloristic gift. And still he impatiently waited for return. To it there was that often happens to the people who appeared for long term outside the homeland: only then feel force of its attraction.
Vrubel's art as Lermontov's poetry, gets a response from the young. In spiritual development of teenagers there is "Lermontovsky" the period when are in secret identified with Pechorin when Lermontov's lyrics prefer everyone another, even the Pushkin. And those who is susceptible to painting, open for themselves Vrubel at this time.