Contemporaries compared his work with antique statues, and indeed, the masterpieces of Antonio Canova differ extraordinary elegance, smooth shapes and impeccable composition. He achieved unprecedented fame, carried out orders for Pope Pius VII, was almost a court sculptor at the court of Napoleon I. when painting classicism was dominated by David, the sculpture was not equal to Antonio Canova.
He was born on November 1, 1757 in a very poor family of stonemason, very early orphaned. Venetian Senator Giovanni Faliero, to whom the boy entered the service, allowed the young man to study sculpture, to study ancient art. In 1775, the eighteen-year-old Canova created his first significant work “Orpheus and Eurydice”. It was a resounding success, and Antonio Canova was able to open his own Studio in Venice.
In 1779, on the order of the Venetian patrician, the sculptural group “Daedalus and Icarus”was born. This is the first work in which Canova used X-shaped composition. The axis of symmetry passes through the center of the sculpture, but the figures of Icarus and Daedalus are deviated from each other. This technique the master used in the future.
In 1780, Antonio Canova moved to Rome, where he worked a lot, continuing to study the skills of ancient sculptors. In 1802 Canova received an offer to come to Paris to create a statue of Napoleon.
The sculptor spent the last years of his life at home in possano, near Bassano. The master died in Venice in 1822 and was buried in the mausoleum (which he designed) of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
In the Voronezh regional art Museum. I. N. Kramskoi presented a copy of the famous sculpture of Antonio Canova “Psyche”. According to ancient Greek mythology Psyche was the personification of the soul, and was depicted as a girl with butterfly wings. The elegance of the statue, its measured balanced composition is emphasized by the perfection and smoothness of the lines.
On the day of Russia, June 12, on the third floor of the main building of the Museum, the exhibition of Voronezh artist Yevgeny Kambalin “Star of the fields”will begin.
Beautiful quote to the exhibition can serve as a line of poetry of Nikolai Rubtsov:
The star fields, in the mist of the icy
He stops and looks into the wormwood.
Already on the clock rang twelve,
And sleep enveloped my home…
Star fields! In moments of turmoil
I remembered how quiet the hill was.
It shines all over the gold of autumn,
It burns over winter silver…
The exhibition is about the Light illuminating the vast expanses of the earth, about all the native and understandable to the human heart: stars, fields, snow… all this is conveyed in the works of the artist, inspired by the impressions of travel.
The exhibition includes more than 30 paintings and sketches created by the artist in the period from 2006 to 2012. The main views are made by the author during his trips to the North and Central Russia. Complements the landscape system a couple of portraits, still life and a copy of one of the paintings.
Reference: Eugene Kabalin graduated from the Voronezh art College, from 1993 to 2001 worked in the Studio of Alexey Country. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Voronezh and abroad – in Samara, Moscow, the festival center of Round–Top (Texas, USA) and others.
The exhibition will run until 29 July 2018.
The cost of admission for all categories of citizens – 50 rubles.
June 6 at 16.00 in the exhibition hall of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy within the framework of the VIII International Platonic Festival of Arts will be the grand opening of the exhibition “Fernand Leger. Poetics of our time. ”
The exposition of the exhibition “Fernand Leger. The poetics of modernity “will include more than 50 works of the artist from the collection of the State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin – a constant partner of the Platonov Festival.
The audience will have a unique opportunity to see the works of the French modernist, who have not left the museum for a long time – painting, graphics and decorative and applied arts.
Fernand Leger (1881-1955) – one of the great artists of the XX century, who along with Picasso and Braque stood at the origins of cubism. Like many of his contemporaries, he worked in several types of fine arts. He showed himself equally vividly in painting and graphics, he was interested in sculpture, ceramics, stained glass and trellis. The Pushkin Museum will show these different facets of the artist’s talent at the exhibition in Voronezh.
The core of the exposition is the picturesque works of Leger of the late 1940s – early 1950s. During this period, the picturesque manner of Leger is simplified as much as possible, acquires almost a posterior clarity and confidence. The canvas “Reading” (1949) is characterized by strong expressive lines, free arrangement of color planes. The heroine of the work “Woman with a bird on a red background” (1952) seemed to have disappeared from the poster of the post-war years, calling for a struggle for peace. In these portraits, the recognizable features of Nadezhda Petrovna Khodasevich-Leger (1904-1982), wife, pupil and faithful assistant to the artist appear, but at the same time they are generalized female images. A special place in the exposition is occupied by the chamber painting City with Birds (1953): the work of the brush is softer, the created image is more romantic. On the back there is the inscription “Amigo”: the artist presented his work to the memory of a friend – the Soviet writer Ilya Ehrenburg, a witness and participant of many events in the Paris art life of the 1910s-1950s.
The painter Fernand Leger worked in printed graphics, although it constitutes a small part of his vast heritage. The favorite technique of the master was lithography, mostly colored; but the artist tried his hand at woodcuts, in engraving with a dry needle and in aquatint.
In different years, Fernand Leger created carpet designs and tapestries. He sought to change the art and make his work accessible to all. Therefore, like Picasso, he worked with ceramics. At the exhibition you will see several samples of earthenware plates created in the 1960s at the ceramic plant in Salin-les-Bains in Franche-Comté.
Continuing the idea of the artist about the accessibility of art, the exhibition will be complemented by two tactile models for blind and visually impaired people based on decorative reliefs. Color, an integral element of Leger’s art, will be displayed in tactile layouts, taking into account the needs of people with visual perception.
The State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin is a museum complex possessing one of the largest art collections of foreign art in Russia, storing artifacts created by masters of different epochs – from Ancient Egypt and ancient Greece to the present day. Today, the museum’s collections have about 700,000 works. The pearl of the collection is one of the most famous in the world collections of works of French impressionists and post-impressionists.
Curator of the exhibition: Varvara Zamahaeva.
The cost of the full entrance ticket is 150 rubles.
Preferential (for students, schoolchildren, pensioners) – 110 rubles.
The exhibition will last until July 29, 2018.
June 6 at 16.30 in the exhibition hall of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy in the VIII International Platonic Festival of Arts will be the grand opening of the exhibition “Industrial World through the eyes of Alexander Rodchenko.”
At the exhibition will be presented more than 70 photos of Alexander Rodchenko, made in the 1920s, from the collection of the Multimedia Art Museum.
Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) stood at the origins of the Russian avant-garde, he was engaged in painting, sculpture, theater and architecture; his posters and collages set new standards for design and advertising in the USSR. In addition, he was an outstanding photographer and is still the symbol of Soviet photography.
Rodchenko began to study photography in 1924. In the late 1920s, he published his experimental camera angles in the magazines “Soviet Cinema” and “New LEF”, filmed the first photo-reports for Soviet magazines.
He showed the world of a new Moscow, built by architects Alexander Vesnin, Moses Ginzburg, Konstantin Melnikov. Showed the assembly of cars at the plant AMO, generators at the power plant, the production of electric bulbs. He believed that the future was beyond the industrial world.
Next to the machines on Rodchenko’s photos there is always a person. His characters are interested in everything, active young people. They work and study, go in for sports. So, he devoted a whole series to the morning exercises on the roof of a newly built student hostel in Lefortovo.
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) is a museum and exhibition complex, the first museum in Russia specializing in photography, video and media art. It was founded in 1996. In the museum there were exhibitions of such photographers as Georgy Petrusov, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz and many others. Curator of the exhibition: Olga Sviblova.
The entrance fee for all categories of citizens is 50 rubles.
The exhibition will last until July 1, 2018.
June 4, 2018 in the department of literature on art of the Belgorod State Scientific Library opened an exhibition “Voronezh Front” (from the collection of the VGM named after I. Kramskoy).
The exhibition presents objective artistic documents of the true history of the Voronezh tragedy in the period from June 1942 to March 1943 by Moscow artists Vladimir Bogatkin and Vitaly Demidov.
Quick brush strokes, torn color spots – these circumstances required artists to make an exact and immediate decision in order to achieve a true and expressive picture. They can be compared with the diary entries of those years – steep, hasty, but best conveying the reality of the experience.
In 2008, Voronezh was awarded the honorary title “City of Military Glory”. This glory he deserved at the cost of terrible inhuman efforts and numerous victims. And who will say that out of all the numerous military “chronicles” of Voronezh, these little yellowed sheets of graphics are less significant and important? After all, they are made by front-line artists, witnesses of fierce and bloody battles for the city. At that time, they became chroniclers, and their scattered drawings now form in the history of the fate of the city that defeated the death.
June 1, 2018 in the universal reading room of the Belgorod State Scientific Library opened the exhibition “Works of artists of Russian emigration in provincial Russian museums” (from the collection of the VGM named after I. Kramskoy).
The exhibition will last until September 10, 2018.
On June 7, the exhibition program of the Platonic Festival of Arts continued with the opening of the exhibition “The Pit,” in the Art Center, which was located on the site of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy “House of the Governor”.
At the exhibition on the grounds of the iconic work of Andrei Platonov, paintings, objects and installations of one of the most active and famous contemporary Russian artists Mikhail Roshnyak are presented.
Painting earth, according to the master, is his creative credo. As for the central installation, it was created specifically for the festival and specifically for the exhibition hall of the Art Center. The author shared his impressions of the recent re-reading of Platonovsky’s The Pit, which resulted in a completely different feeling compared to the first acquaintance with the story in the 90s. And, as the master said: “Now everything is different in Voronezh, and the current” Pit “has no tragic tension, on the contrary, it has a certain life-affirming mood.”
With a welcoming speech to the audience asked the director of the Moscow gallery Aster Art Gallery Marina Shchelokova. She noted that the participation of one of the authors of the gallery, which is Mikhail Roshnyak, in such a significant cultural event as the Platonov Festival, is very responsible and honorable.
The artistic director of the festival Mikhail Bychkov congratulated the author and all those present with a wonderful cultural event, noting that the exhibition has a leisurely contemplation and reflection. In addition, Mikhail Vladimirovich announced a program of events of the Art Center, which will be held throughout the exhibition.
Immediately after the opening of the exhibition, the first event of the festival’s literary program took place. In the great hall Vanni Bianconi’s poem “He who is you” was held, presenting the work of one of the brightest young poets in Switzerland.
June 6 in the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy in the framework of the VIII International Platonov Festival of Arts held the opening of two exhibition projects.
The grand opening of the exhibition “Fernand Leger. The poetics of modernity “began with the words of the artistic director of the festival Mikhail Bychkov that cooperation with the State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin, who provided the exhibition, has been going on for several years. The novelty of the festival’s art program this year is that for the first time in the framework of the festival the works of a foreign artist are presented, unlike the previous programs dedicated to Soviet and Russian artists.
The words of gratitude to the festival and the museum were heard from the lips of the deputy director, the main curator of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin’s Tatyana Potapova. Tatiana Vladimirovna also noted the fact of good cooperation, emphasized the peculiarity of the present exhibition, and also made a parallel between two personalities – Andrei Platonov and Fernand Leger, who lived and worked at the same time.
Scientific employee of the art department of Europe and America of the XIX-XX centuries. Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin Varvara Zamakhaeva told the audience about the personality of Fernand Leger, who lived surrounded by great artists, but managed to find his special niche in art. Varvara Evgenievna also told about the tactile copies presented at the exhibition, reproducing the artist’s works, A.S. Pushkin conducted a lot of work with visitors with particular health.
After a series of interviews that the Moscow guests gave to the Voronezh media, the program continued with the opening of the exhibition “The Industrial World through the Eyes of Alexander Rodchenko”, representing the photographs of the famous master A.Rodchenko from the Multimedia Art Museum collection (Moscow).
Mikhail Bychkov noted that the exhibition works tell about the era of the consonant era of Platonov, the hobbies of the technical nature, the author’s dreams of transforming the world and the paintings of Moscow, which Andrei Platonov, who moved from Voronezh to the capital, described.
On behalf of the director of the MAMM, the curator of the exhibition Olga Sviblova, a welcome letter was sent in which the well-known art critic thanked for the opportunity to demonstrate the work of the authors – contemporaries of Andrei Platonov.
In the final part of the opening, Mikhail Bychkov expressed gratitude to the VOKHM. I.N. Kramskoy for the help in organizing the exhibition, noting the high professionalism of the museum staff and his management, and wished everyone present a wonderful mood and pleasant impressions from the meeting with the beautiful.
June 3, 2018 in the museum held a Sunday master-class on watercolor. Participants were children from 8 years old and their parents. The artist Svetlana Romanova conducted the lesson.
Initially, participants created small sketches (A5 format): gradient fill, work with color spots, figured fill, etude image of a flower. And then we proceeded to create an etude on the A4 format.
The lesson was useful both for those who are just beginning to get acquainted with watercolors and methods of working with them, and for those who already draw with this technique.
Author photo Ksenia Busenko.
Throughout the whole working day, the museum staff conducted a game-broker “Wonderful Museum”, in which children of different ages took part. At the event, the participants “walked” through the museum with a special routing sheet, got acquainted with the main exposition, learned a lot of new things and answered questions about museum subjects using hints hidden in the pictures and labels of works of art.
The participants of the “brodilka” received many new impressions from visiting the exhibition halls, and also found interesting finds!
Also in the museum there was a thematic lesson on drawing “The Ancient Scroll”. Participants tried themselves as ancient Egyptian scribes. Everyone, using colors according to the picturesque traditions of Ancient Egypt, painted a scroll representing the ancient Egyptian deity.
For lovers of the country, Egypt and its culture passed the quest “Map of the treasure hunter”.
Also in the museum a poetic meeting with participants of the “Shakespeare” studio took place. The program included reading Shakespeare’s sonnets in Russian and English. Participants of the action were author dolls.