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 Georgi Frangulyan, whose works are kept in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin and the Russian Museum and adorn the streets of various cities.
Visitors to the Erarta Museum will be able to get acquainted with the easel and monumental sculpture of George Frangulyan, who was famous all over the world for the monuments to Peter the Great in Antwerp and Alexander Pushkin in Brussels. In 2007, in Venice, in the waters of the lagoon between the Fondamenta Nuove embankment and the island of San Michele, a unique sculptural composition “The Boat of Dante” created by Frangulyan was installed. In Russia, the name of the sculptor is associated with the monuments of Bulat Okudzhava and Joseph Brodsky, as well as the memorial Wall of Sorrow, the first national monument to the victims of political repression. In each of the works a 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 cardboard and graphic sheets, which reflect the stages of work on the compositions. Classical art education, obtained in the "Stroganovka", in combination with many years of professional experience gives the sculptor complete freedom in the choice of technology and materials.
The works presented at the exhibition in the Erarta Museum are united by common ideas: the sculpture is capable of influencing the surrounding space and shaping it primarily due to the expressiveness of the form, and then the plot. Its monumentality is not determined by size at all: it is expressed in the plastic idea underlying the work.
Even the smallest thing can be monumental, the sculptor believes. Visitors to the Erarta Museum will be able to see this from June 28 to October 20, 2019. For owners of subscriptions to the Erarta Museum entrance to the exhibition "Solid Line" is free.
About George Frangulyan:
George Vartanovich Frangulyan - sculptor, national artist of Russia, full member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor of the International Academy of Architecture. Born on May 29, 1945 in Tbilisi. Since 1956 he lives in Moscow. In 1969 he graduated from the department of sculpture of the Higher Art and Industrial School named after S. G. Stroganov in Moscow. In 1983, he built his own foundry in the yard of his workshop, the first author’s foundry in the USSR.
Monumental compositions of Georgy Frangulian are installed in different cities of Russia and the former USSR, as well as in Belgium, Israel, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy and other countries. Works of the sculptor are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin, in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Albertina Gallery in Vienna, the Museum of the Dantesco Center in Ravenna, in the Central Library of Colmar, in the Bodlian Library in Oxford, in various museums in Sochi, Tambov, Berdyansk, Kaliningrad, Sofia, as well as in private collections in Italy, Germany, USA, France, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria.
Solo exhibitions were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, Colmar.