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A major exhibition of Russian classics and "Wanderers" is held in Karlovy Vary

The Art Gallery of Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) hosts a wonderful exhibition “Faces of Russia - Russian Art of the 19th - early 20th centuries from the collection of the Gallery of Fine Arts in Náchod (GVUN)”. The exposition includes works of outstanding Russian artists rarely appearing in public - Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Ivan Aivazovsky, Valentin Serov, Vasily Tropinin, Philip Malyavin and many others. How did these pictures come to the Czech Republic?Most of the paintings presented today at the exhibition in Karlovy Vary were exhibited last summer: in the castle Hluboká nad Vltavou with great success the exhibition “Far-Close. Ilya Repin and Russian Art "from the collections of leading museums of the Czech Republic. It became the largest exhibition of Russian painting, which the Czechs have seen over the past 50 years - about 120 works were presented, including three works from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery.Nikolai Bublikov “Fishing Boat in the Stormy Sea” Since 1967, the State Gallery of Fine Arts in Nachod has been creating its own collection of Russian art, which today has more than 250 units. Paintings, drawings and prints stored in the Náchod Gallery are the third largest and most representative collection of paintings of Russian origin in the Czech Republic, with which only the National Gallery of Prague and the Fine Arts Gallery in Ostrava compete.Julius Klever, Winter LandscapeThe development of the genre from antiquity to the present day: how did religion and the invention of oil painting contribute to the genre in Europe, and why is the Hudson River so important? Read further at sunset. 1909If the focus of last year’s exhibition “Far-Close” was the work of Ilya Repin, today in the Gallery of Karlovy Vary, the organizers have focused on the work of outstanding Russian portrait painters and landscape masters. The beginning of the 19th century is represented by unique canvases created in the spirit of Russian classicism, sentimentalism and romanticism; The works of F. V. Perrot, V. A. Tropinin, and I. K. Aivazovsky are presented. The second half of the 19th century is characterized mainly by the works of realist artists of the Peredvizhniki art society. Presented by I.I. Shishkin, V.D. Polenov, N.P. Bogdanov-Belsky and others.

Alexey Bogolyubov, "View of Moscow from Sparrow Hills". 1879
A painting from the collection of the Gallery of Fine Arts in Náchod; the canvas went abroad, when in the post-revolutionary years the Hermitage sold part of its collections.
Photo: Vova Pomortsev

The exhibition presents a portrait of the portrait - a realistic genre depicting an existing person or a group of people. 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 on the writer Alexander Nikolaevich Strugovshchikov by Karl Bryullov. The canvas got to Czechoslovakia in the 30s of the twentieth century from the Berlin private collection. The director of the gallery of fine art in Nachoda believes that this is the author's repetition of the portrait, the original of which is kept in the Tretyakov Gallery. Not all art critics agree with him, however, the picture is good. In our illustration - portrait Portrait - 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 further from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery.Ivan Aivazovsky, “A Sailboat in a Stormy Sea” Many Russian artists were forced to leave their homeland after the revolution and civil war; they settled in Prague, Berlin, but mostly flowed into the bohemian life of the French capital - Yakovlev, Korovin, Musatov ... In their works they portrayed both remarkable personalities of Russian history and culture, and ordinary people, peasants and rural women in colorful clothes. Landscape works are unique images of the Russian land: from sea and river species (A. A. Kiselev, A. V. Hansen, N. Bublikov) to a forest and mountain landscape (I. Levitan, S. I. Svetoslavsky, A. And Meshchersky).The painting “The Peasant Standing in the Door” is easily attributed to Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. The canvas (1906) is in the Gallery's collection in Náchod, now it can be seen at the exhibition in Karlovy Vary.
Photo: Vova Pomortsev (2009) One of the largest collections of Russian classical painting is kept in Czech museums today. Brought in by Russian émigrés, acquired in the post-revolutionary years, paintings are often stored in museum depositories or private collections, where no one has seen them for decades. Meanwhile, this is the work of the most prominent Russian masters. So, the Czech museums have almost three dozen paintings by Aivazovsky. And in 1933, after the personal exhibition of Philip Malyavin in Prague, many of his paintings were acquired by Czech collectors and remained in the country.The collection of the Náchod Gallery contains the funds of the Slavic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, which were transferred to the gallery after its dissolution. Works from the collection are shown in Nakhoda every two years, during the traditional exhibition of Russian art. Nowadays, the exposition in Karlovy Vary is much more representative and voluminous than the usual exhibitions in the Náchod Gallery. The exhibition presents paintings by Bogolyubov, Nesterov, Serov. Beautiful paintings, which, perhaps, the public will see again not soon.Pair portrait Portrait - the realistic genre representing the person existing in reality or group of people. 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 of Nikolai Vasilyevich Lopukhin and his wife Ekaterina Nikolaevna Lopukhina painted by an unknown Russian artist of the early 19th century from the collection of the Nachod Gallery.
Photo: Vova Pomortsev.The exhibition "Faces of Russia - Russian Art of the XIX - early XX centuries" in the Gallery of Art of Karlovy Vary
It works until October 30, 2016. Title illustration: Vasily Tropinin, Portrait Portrait - a realistic genre depicting an existing person or a group of people. 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 girls with a parrot.
Photos from the exhibition: Art Gallery of Karlovy Vary. Photo from the preparation of the exhibition: Vova Pomortsev.