April 29 at VOKhM them. I.N. Kramskoy will open the exhibition “Hey you, Russia, my dear …”, dedicated to the work of one of the most deeply national poets of Russia – Sergei Yesenin, whose 125th birthday was celebrated in 2020.
The exposition will include almost all works of painting, graphics and sculpture by contemporary artists from the collection of the People’s Museum of Sergei Yesenin in Voronezh – 36 authors and about 100 works.
The focus of the exhibition is the theme of reflections of contemporary artists about the fate of the great poet-artist. Falling in love with Yesenin’s poetry, its special expressiveness of the inner rhythm united painters, graphic artists, sculptors in their creations.
These are the works of already renowned masters, folk artists of Russia, academicians of the Russian Academy of Arts: Alexander Bystrov, Anatoly Lyubavin, Oleg Savostyuk; Corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Arts: People’s Artist of Russia Vladimir Pimenov, Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Lavrov, Mikhail Kudrevaty, Sergei Gulevsky; honored artists of Russia Evgeny Shcheglova, Pavel Zolotov, Alexander Zolotykh. And also the work of such wonderful artists as Dmitry Loktionov, Evgeny Kravtsov, Evgeny Yachny, Evgeny Kostryukov, Anatoly Gorlishchev and others.
The main part of the exposition will be occupied by landscapes. They have the same nature, bearing traces of the past – a house, a garden, the bank of the Oka, a chapel in honor of St. Spirit, the surroundings of Konstantinovo, are experienced in their own way. A special place that keeps the memory of the poet in each landscape goes beyond the brink of momentary perception, evoking the feeling of the eternal – Yesenin. And even a white bench under a flowering lilac bush, this simple motif, attractive in its picturesqueness, is different for all artists, permeated with a subjective element.
Exposition in the Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy is only part of the collection of the People’s Museum of Sergei Yesenin, solemnly opened on March 23, 2012 in Voronezh by the patron and collector Vladimir Alexandrovich Bubnov. From the collection of the National Museum, the exposition will include: the first collection of Yesenin’s poems “Radunitsa” of 1916 signed by the poet to the literary critic and poetess Zoya Bukharova, a lifetime pencil portrait of Yesenin by artist Boris Erdman of 1919, a handwritten copy of Sergei Yesenin’s poem “The Black Man” by Sophia …
Partner of the exhibition at the Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy, the State Museum-Reserve of S.A. Yesenin in the village of Konstantinovo. The museum will provide the poet’s personal belongings for the exhibition, including: the poet’s death mask, top hat and cane, suede gloves, the poet’s business card and others.
Sergei Yesenin had never been to Voronezh, but he called the talented Voronezh poet Alexei Koltsov “his elder literary brother” and imitated him in his early work. This spiritual spatial connection was emphasized in his statement by Boris Pasternak: “Since the time of Koltsov, the Russian land has not produced anything more indigenous, natural, appropriate and generic than Sergei Yesenin … At the same time, Yesenin was a living, beating lump of that artistry, which, after We call Pushkin the highest Mozart principle, the Mozart element. “
The exhibition will run until May 27, 2021.
Full ticket – 300 rubles.
Discount ticket (pupils, students, pensioners) – 200 rubles.
Members of the Union of Artists (upon presentation of a certificate) – free of charge.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – free of charge.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket office of the museum, as well as online. Electronic tickets will be available the day before opening.
* All photos from the archives of the People’s Museum of S.A. Yesenin