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Masterpieces of the museum's collections have become more accessible

March 15 2007

At school, watercolors Sergei Andriyaka an exhibition "Masterpieces of Museum Collections" from the collection of the Kirov Art Museum. VM and AM Vasnetsov. The collection contains some twenty thousand paintings, drawings, sculpture, crafts and folk art. Among them, more than seven thousand original printed sheets of Western European and Russian masters from the XVI century to the present day. For the exhibition was selected the most interesting part of it - drawings and watercolors by Russian artists of the realistic XIX-early XX century.

Kirov Regional Art Museum, which is the successor Vjatsky Art and History Museum, was inaugurated in 1910. Its foundation is connected with the names of Victor Vasnetsov and Appolinariya, born in Vyatka province, who presented their works to the museum, took an active part in forming the collection, organization of exhibitions. Foundations of one of the oldest museums in Russia today has about 20 thousand works of art.

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Much of the exposition is devoted to works of a talented graphic, illustrator and architect, graduate of the Imperial Academy of Arts Michal Elvira Andriolli. For participation in the Polish revolt, he was exiled to Vyatka. Here ME Andriolli actively and fruitfully. It is in Vyatka Andriolli have studied the future artist, academician Appolinary Vasnetsov.

The exhibition at the School of watercolors representing the whole variety of genres: portrait, still life, personal sketches and scenes from popular life, academic drawing and sketches of scenery, landscape (part of the sheet - types of world-famous buildings in Italy), as well as book illustrations. Spectators will see drawings and watercolors of famous Wanderers, graphics artists circle "World of Art. Of particular interest is a collection of architectural sketches and drawings of Russian architects, graduates of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts: the appearance of buildings, projects, design of interior decoration, decorative painting, furniture elements (Moscow, Vilna, Nice, Rome, Pisa).

Full enough, seventeen drawings created in different years is shown in the collection of ideologist of the "World Art" Alexander Benois. Sidedness of his interests are represented in full-scale machine-sketches, book illustrations, costumes and stage scenery. Sought his sheets "Mountains in Sorrento," "Anzio. Villa Pamphili. With a clear tonal design artist with just one color can convey the beauty of nature. One of the best works of this monograph is a collection of illustrations to AS Pushkin's "Bronze Horseman". It was donated to the museum by a master in 1910, and was one of the first works in the collection of engraving cabinet.

The peculiarity of drawings MA Vrubel revealed in two works from the Collection: Portrait and sketch the scenery. The crystalline pattern, consisting of game spots, glare, rhythmically agitated. Close to him for artistry, colorful hues flicker sheet KA Korovin's "View of the Moscow Kremlin".

Special attention to figurative decision deserves finished a charcoal drawing of one of the founders of the Kirov Museum, VMVasnetsov's "Savior in the crown of thorns", presented by the author in 1911. Face of Christ has the inner strength, majesty and yet full of tragic loneliness. Black-and-white decision, rejection of elaboration of the background contributes to the severity and powerful expressiveness of the image.

The uniqueness of the exhibition lies in the fact that a significant part of the exposition of works of art are displayed first.

Anastasia Kudinov

Константин Дятлов

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