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Vrubel in Abramtsevo: "the beauty of the benefits and the benefits of beauty"

In the studio studio of the Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo the exhibition “Mikhail Vrubel. Painting, graphics, ceramics. From the collection of the Museum-Reserve "Abramtsevo". The basis of the exhibition is the collection of Savva Mamontov, as well as the works of Vrubel, collected by the Abramtsevo Museum in the years after the artist’s death.Stove bench, Abramtsevo, photo “Presented sketches for works of a monumental nature (paintings of the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev), portraits of participants in the Abramtsevo artistic circle and made by the artist during his travels with S.I. Mamontov in Italy, sketches for the design of the mansion A.V. Morozov, sketches of costumes and scenery for the performances of the Russian Private Opera and others. The brightest part of the exhibition consists of ceramic products made in the Abramtsevo pottery workshop. Presented are the most famous things of M. A. Vrubel - in particular, the ceramic suite “Snow Maiden”, “Egyptian woman”, decorative vases, and also tiles for stoves ”- from the exhibition's press releaseSavva Ivanovich Mamontov was a very interesting person. In addition to the commercial and industrial vein, he had an outstanding taste and creative talent. This allowed him to attract and create in his estate near Moscow an artistic and creative collaboration of a whole galaxy of famous Russian artists: Repin, Polenov, Vasnetsov, Korovin, Serov and, of course, Vrubel.Portrait of S.I. MamontovMikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel1897, 187 × 142.5 cm "Vrubel" bench in Abramtsevo, photoIn "Abarmtsevskiy", or as it was also called, the "Mammoth" artistic community was actively engaged in painting, staged and decorated home performances with the participation of famous Russian actors, created architectural projects. For artists there were specially equipped handicraft workshops. And everything here was filled with the spirit of creativity and creation.Prince Guidon and the Swan Princess Fireplace screen Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel1890Vrubel created his majolica in the Abramtsevo ceramic workshop, which is presented at the current exhibition. The artist tried to revive artistic handicraft industries - by rethinking and complementing the utility of objects with beauty and poetic essence. It was not for nothing that the tacit creative motto in Abramtsevo was the idea of ​​the artists of the commonwealth about "the beauty of the benefits and the benefits of beauty."Vrubel M. A. Kamin, Abramtsevo Museum

Write nature can not and should not, should catch her beauty. Mikhail Vrubel

In fact, in the last quarter of the 19th century, the “Neo-Russian” style was created in Abramtsevo, which later became the catalyst for the recognized and world-famous Russian modernism of the early 20th century. However, there is nothing surprising in this: the desire to affirm and popularize the connection between good and beauty was a symbol of that time. Most of the artistic intelligentsia of Russia at the end of the nineteenth century considered it a serious public duty and duty to continue the folk art, complementing it with its creative views and findings.Mikhail Vrubel. "The Lion's Head", which later became the emblem of Abramtsevo ceramicsRead also: "Vrubel, Fuchs, Dali, Parkes, Kush - the top five artists in search of volume: fantastic sculptures by painters"Vrubel M. A. Tsar Berendey. 1900, Abramtsevo, ceramics, glaze-Vrubel ... turned out to be irreplaceable, since he could really do everything with ease, but did not compose texts. In his talent revealed universal possibilities. Sculpture, mosaic Mosaic (from fr. Mosaïque - what is dedicated to the muse) - a form of monumental and decorative art, which involves creating an image by connecting and fixing colored stones, tile fragments or smalt on a certain surface. There are Roman, Florentine and Byzantine mosaics. To read further, stained glassWho of the great artists engaged in stained glass art? Where, looking out the window, you can see the picture, through which the light penetrates? Gaudi, Fly, Chagall, Tiffany and not only - the messengers of the rainbow on Earth. Read more Stained-glass window - (from the French. Vitrum - glass) - a type of decorative art in which a pictorial or ornamental composition of multicolored glass is placed on through-lighting. Often stained glass windows fill the window openings. It has long been decorated with temples. With the Renaissance, stained glass was reformatted into a painting on glass. This ornament came to Russia in the 12th century, becoming one of the must haves in the interiors of rich houses. Read more, majolica, architectural masks, architectural projects, theatrical scenery, costumes - everywhere it turned out to be in its element. Decorative motifs flowed out of a cornucopia — birds-syrines, mermaids, sea divas, knights, elves, flowers, dragonflies, and everything was done “stylishly”, with an understanding of the characteristics of the material and the environment ... N.A. Dmitrieva - art historian, author of the book about M.A. VrubelDate Tamara and the Demon. Illustration to M.Yu. Lermontov "The Demon" Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel, 1890, 66 × 50 cm Mikhail Vrubel joined the "Mamontov" artistic community in 1889. In that period of his creative activity, Vrubel was fascinated by the search for new ways of developing Russian art, and he was consonant with Mamontov’s thesis that “you need to accustom the people's eye to beautiful things: at train stations, in churches, on the streets.” Just like the rest of the "Abramtsevo" artists, Vrubel believed that art should not be divided into higher and lower.Mamontov in 1900 at the World Exhibition was given a gold medal as an “exhibitor” of majolica, and, in fact, Master Vrubel also receives a gold medal for his work. The ceramic facing of the fireplace “The Meeting of Volga Svyatoslavovich with Mikula Selyaninovich”, the author of the sketch is M. A. Vrubel , date of creation - 1899−1900, the exposition of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art (VMDPNI)Fireplace in the interior of the central hall of the Pavilion of handicrafts and handicrafts of Russia at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Photo VMDPNIHow much beauty we have in Russia ... And you know what stands at the head of this beauty - a form that has been created by nature forever. And without references to the code of international aesthetics, but infinitely expensive because it is the bearer of the soul, which will open up to you and tell you yours? Mikhail VrubelDemon Head. Illustration to M.Yu. Lermontov "The Demon" Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel '1880s, 23 × 35 cm “I began to notice positively that my passion to embrace the shape interferes as much as possible with my painting, let me make a withdrawal and decided to sculpt the Demon: he can only help painting, having lit it at the request of the painting, I will use it as an ideal kind ”- Mikhail Vrubel, 1888

In addition to ceramics, the opened exhibition presents sketches of paintings by the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev, portraits of participants in the Abramtsevo art community, sketches of costumes and scenery for performances of the Russian Private Opera, and many other works by Mikhail Vrubel. Some of the exhibits are on display in Russia for the first time.

At the exhibition, a photo from the FB social network (Abramtsevo museum page) I definitely want to mention the main idea of ​​the organizers and the highlight of the exhibition - immersion into the atmosphere of Vrubel’s creation of his works. The visual connection and the practically unchanged architecture of Abramtsevo will allow viewers to feel that creative spirit and creative mood in which Vrubel and his associates worked. The exhibition in Abramtsevo will last until the beginning of November.Main illustration: Mikhail Vrubel, Sadko dish, 1899−1900