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"Artistic treasures of Russia": masterpieces of Russian antiquity - at an exhibition from private collections

From Bryullov to Savrasov, Roerich and Aivazovsky - from November 14, the Center for the Arts. Moscow ”opens the exhibition with the pompous title“ Artistic Treasures of Russia ”. Is the pathos justified? For sure! As the organizers assert, “for the first time in a hundred years, collectors and art connoisseurs have joined together to show the world the collection of masterpieces hidden from the audience earlier,” Russian art of the 19th - early 20th centuries, from icons to modern painting. Get acquainted with the exposure!“More than three hundred exhibits, including impressive paintings by Vasnetsov, Nesterov, Shishkin, Levitan, Aivazovsky, Petrov-Vodkin, interior items of the imperial and noble families, carefully preserved and handed down from generation to generation, as well as precious icons, which later almost a century of wanderings returned to their homeland in order to appear before the public in all its glory "..." The exhibition promises to be not only a noticeable cultural event
the capital, but also a personal shock, even for the most sophisticated spectator, ”reads the announcement on the official page of the event.Cover (1901) and title page (1903) of the magazine Art Treasures of Russia. The artist - Ivan Bilibin "Art Treasures of Russia" - that was the name of one of the most famous magazines devoted to Russian art, which was published until 1917 on the initiative of the Imperial Society for the Promotion of Arts. Writers and artists have joined forces to revive interest in the heritage of domestic masters, the development of the artistic culture of the masses. We can recall, however, not so distant past - reproductions from the magazine “Spark”, which many have cut out, collected, inserted into frames ... Well, it is better to adopt the baton from the “original source”, so pay attention to the “Center for the Arts. Moscow "and look around at the exhibition.Stepan Bakalovich. "Wedding in Pompeii", 1899. Fragment.In total at the exhibition “Art treasures of Russia. The best of Russian collections: from icons to modern painting ”presents more than 300 pieces of art: icons by famous icon painters in original salaries, canvases by famous artists, made in oil, tempera, gouache, graphic works, and also decorative and applied arts.
The exposition is built so that the viewer gets a complete impression of each of the halls, along with a certain mood and charge of emotions.Pavel Bryullov, "Crimean port". The inspection begins from the hall "Nature of Crimea": sea and mountain landscapes of Joseph Krachkovsky, Ivan Velts, Vladimir Orlovsky, Gavriil Kondratenko are forced to forget about the city bustle and plunge into contemplation. And we emphasize - it's just landscapes ...Vladimir Orlovsky. "On a hot day", 1880The Virgin of the Sorrows of Joy, second quarter of the XVIII century.
Moscow, master of the tradition of the Armory. Fragment.

The following three rooms devoted to icons cause great interest among experts. Here, in particular, subscription icons with the names of Vasily Guryanov, Osip Chirikov and other masters from famous dynasties are exhibited. The component of the icon - its salary - is also a work of art: decorated with filigree, enamels and semiprecious stones, they were created by the best masters of famous manufactories, such as Ivan Tarabrov, Pavel Ovchinnikov. It also presents works of religious art from the period of Russian modernity - paintings by Viktor Vasnetsov and Mikhail Nesterov.
Viktor Vasnetsov
"The Virgin and Child on the Throne", 1900-early 1910s

Timothy Neff. Portrait Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna in the form of an angel with a candle and a censer. Fragment.Osip Chirikov. "The Old Testament Trinity (Abraham's Hospitality)". 1896. Wood, temperature (from lat. Temperare - mix paints) - paints based on natural (vegetable juice, casein, egg yolk) or synthetic (polymers) emulsions, which are made from dry pigments (natural or artificial). Tempera paints invented long before the oil. The tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs are decorated with patterns made with tempera. Not by chance it is called the most durable art material. Creators have been using it for 3 thousand years. In Russia, tempera was written until the 17th century. To read further, silver and gold are crafted. The Treasury Hall is devoted to cabinet furniture made of crystal and malachite belonging to noble people and members of the royal family. Then - the suite! The exhibition opens with paintings by Ivan Schultz - “the recognized genius of chiaroscuro”. From the Russian landscapes that are so dear to our hearts, we pass to the battle scenes, and then to the Aivazovsky Hall.Ivan Shulttse. "Olive Grove". 1920−30Alexey Savrasov. "Rural view around Moscow at sunset", 1858

This is perhaps one of the most extensive collections of paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky in Moscow, open to the public. The technical equipment of the hall allows viewers to comprehend art not only visually: the images of the brilliant marine painter are complemented by sound “special effects”.

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. Portrait Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more artist's wives. There are still many halls in front of us, many masterpieces - we give you the opportunity to see for yourself that the exhibition is really good - and again we are lured with names. Karl Bryullov, Alexey Kharlamov, Fedor Matveev, Boris Kustodiev, Grigory Chernetsov, Vasily Perov, Ilya Repin, Konstantin Makovsky, Vasily Vereshchagin ...Vladimir Makovsky, "On the boat". 1901−1902and all these canvases - for the most part from private collections, which for decades have been carefully kept away from the bustle of time.Ilya Repin. Neapolitan, 1894. Fragment.Alexander Kiselev. "By the Oka - in the evening." 1894.Vasily Vereshchagin. “Grand Duchess Sofya Vitovtovna at the wedding of Prince Vasily the Dark”, 1861, Itak, “Center for the Arts. Moscow "saw a vivid theme for a large-scale exposition and successfully implemented it, and also continued the work of artistic and educational associations at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Well, for the three months of the exposition, from November 14 to February 14, the cultural mission to show “Art treasures of Russia. The best of Russian collections: from the icon to the painting of modernism is quite doable.Main illustration: Nikolai Roerich, "The Houses of Tsar Berendey", 1912.
Sketch of the scenery for the production of the play by Alexander Ostrovsky "Snow Maiden".
All material illustrations are from the official website of the exhibition and the page “Center for the Arts. Moscow "in the social network Facebook.