"Kulikovo Field" is an important page in Russian history in the works of Ilya Glazunov Automatic translate
KALUGA. Since December 21, an exhibition has begun to work in the regional art museum, which has long been awaited by art lovers of the city of Kaluga. “Kulikovo Field” is a series of works written by the People’s Artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov. The famous painter worked for several years on his project dedicated to the Russian soldiers who defeated the horde of the Tatar-Mongols.
The artist embodied his plan, constantly studying historical materials, annals, recorded folk legends. A lot of information about this battle was obtained from the story "Zadonshchina", written in years close to the Battle of Kulikovo. For a complete picture of the course of the battle, the Kulikovo field itself was also visited.
All the important milestones of this battle - the feat of the Russian soldiers in the battle that took place in 1380, are shown with great emotionality by the master on the canvases that made up the Kulikovo Field cycle. There are thirty works in total in this cycle, on which the master worked until 1980. The first public performance took place in the same year in the museum of the city of Tula.
The exposition of the Kaluga exhibition contains 22 canvases from a cycle written by the painter. Before the visitors of the exhibition will appear the most important, most symbolic heroes of this legendary battle.
Prince Dmitry of Moscow, who led the army, hegumen Sergius of Radonezh, who gave the prince blessing the great battle, the warrior-monk Peresvet, who became the hero of many legends about the battle and many other heroes of the Russian land. At the exhibition, you can see the wife of Dmitry Donskoy, Princess Evdokia, whose expressive image symbolizes the beauty of Russian women and their faith in victory.
Visit to the exhibition, which will run until February 24th. It will give everyone the opportunity to touch the great past of their homeland.
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