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Exhibition "Again, and again I return to childhood"


June 10, 2021 on the third floor of the main building of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy, the exhibition “And again, and again I return to childhood” will begin work.

The exhibition is dedicated to the reflections of artists about childhood as a special period of life that has lasting value for every person. The exposition will bring together more than 30 pictorial and graphic portraits of children, family portraits, everyday scenes, as well as sculptural works from the funds of the VOKhM them. I.N. Kramskoy.

Images of children in the 18th century occupied a modest place in Russian art. In the society of that time, extremely little time was allocated to childhood, and as the main goal of upbringing, they set the child the need to grow up as soon as possible, having mastered all the qualities and parameters of an adult.

The “discovery of childhood” in art is associated with the 19th century. During this period, the storyline includes the child’s world of the child. Painters began to depict not only portraits of children as “little adults”, they strove to understand and convey the individual traits of the portrayed. Along with ceremonial children’s portraits, the artists assigned a special place to the genre genre, and children of the peasant class increasingly became the objects of their artistic interest.

The world of childhood was reflected in the difficult XX century, full of colossal changes, discoveries and upheavals. The artists were interested in appealing to the image of the child in their work. They sought to cover various aspects and manifestations of the topic, to reveal the influence of the socio-historical situation on the child’s world, to show the joys and experiences of children.

* Photo from the archive of VOKHM them. I.N. Kramskoy.


The cost of visiting the exhibition is 100 rubles for all categories of visitors.
Members of the Union of Artists (upon presentation of a certificate) – free of charge.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – free of charge.

The exhibition will run until August 01, 2021.