George Frangulyan. Solid line Automatic translate
с 28 Июня
по 20 Октября
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
The Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of sculptures by the contemporary classic George Frangulyan, whose works are stored in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum. Pushkin and the Russian Museum and adorn the streets of various cities.
Visitors to the Erart Museum will be able to get acquainted with the easel and monumental sculpture of George Frangulyan, world famous for which the monuments to Peter I in Antwerp and Alexander Pushkin in Brussels brought. In 2007, in Venice, in the waters of the lagoon between the Fondamento Nuove embankment and the island of San Michele, a unique sculptural composition “Rook Dante” created by Frangulyan was installed. In Russia, the name of the sculptor is associated with the monuments to Bulat Okudzhava and Joseph Brodsky, as well as with the memorial Wall of Sorrow - the first national monument to the victims of political repression. In each of the works, the deep, intimate, eternal is expressed in the unique plastic language inherent in the author.
The exhibition in the Erarta Museum presents about 50 works made of marble, bronze, wood, copper, brass and glass. In addition to sculptural objects, the exposition consists of spatial structures, or “structures”, reliefs, as well as cardboards and graphic sheets, which reflect the stages of work on the compositions. The classical art education received at Stroganovka, combined with many years of professional experience, gives the sculptor complete freedom in choosing equipment and materials.
The works presented at the Erart Museum exhibition are united by a common idea: sculpture is able to influence the surrounding space and shape it primarily due to the expressiveness of form, and then to the plot. Its monumentality is not determined by size at all: it is expressed in the plastic idea that underlies the work.
Even the smallest thing can be monumental, the sculptor believes. Visitors to the Erarta Museum will be able to verify this from June 28 to October 20, 2019. Entrance to the exhibition "Solid Line" is free for owners of Subscriptions to the Erarta Museum.
About George Frangulyan:
Georgy Vartanovich Frangulyan - sculptor, people’s artist of Russia, full member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor of the International Academy of Architecture. Born May 29, 1945 in Tbilisi. Since 1956 he lives in Moscow. In 1969 he graduated from the sculpture department of the S.G. Stroganov Higher School of Industrial Art in Moscow. In 1983, he built his own foundry in the courtyard of his workshop - the first author’s foundry in the USSR.
The monumental compositions of George Frangulyan are installed in different cities of Russia and the former USSR, as well as in Belgium, Israel, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy and other countries. The sculptor’s works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Museum of Fine Arts. A. Pushkin, at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Albertina Gallery in Vienna, the Danteco Center Museum in Ravenna, the Colmar Central Library, the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and various museums in Sochi and Tambov, Berdyansk, Kaliningrad, Sofia, as well as in private collections in Italy, Germany, USA, France, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria.
Solo exhibitions of the master were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, Colmar.