"Nothing but harmony. Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of the Pushkin and Inna Bazhenova State Museum of Fine Arts" 30/12/2018 automatic translate
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"If our vision was perfect, we would not distinguish more objects, we would not see anything but harmony."
("Vladimir Weisberg. 20 statements." Recorded and published by Ksenia Muratova.)
Foundation IN ARTIBUS and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin is united by two large Russian collections of Vladimir Weisberg - a museum and a private one - and open a monographic exhibition of one of the most prominent Russian painters of the 20th century. More than a hundred works of the artist represent all periods of his work from the 40s to the 80s.
Vladimir Weisberg (1924-1985) - an outstanding artist and theorist, a key figure of Russian art of the second half of the twentieth century. His work does not fit into the framework of official art or in the circle of non-conformist activities. Weisberg is an artist of tradition, who worked according to strict rules of classical painting and who saw as his goal the comprehension of its laws.
The Pushkin Museum contains more than 140 works by Vladimir Weisberg: this is the most complete collection in Russia. Its foundation was a generous gift made by the widow of the artist, Galina Mikhailovna Yermina in 1997: 57 paintings, watercolors and drawings were donated. Since that time, the museum staff is constantly working on the study and popularization of the creative and theoretical heritage of the artist. An important step was the monograph “From Light to Color” by Anna Chudetskaya, custodian of the collection of V. Weisberg in the Department of Personal Collections, published in 2018.
For many years, the Weisberg Hall was opened in the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Private Collections, but now all the works are in the museum funds. The purpose of this exhibition is to help ensure that the work of Weisberg continuously remains visible to specialists and a wide audience.
More than forty works - Vladimir Weisberg’s mono-collection - a special accent of the Inna Bazhenova collection of European painting. Working with the heritage of Weisberg - exhibitions, conferences, publication of catalogs and monographs allows Inna Bazhenova to be an expert on the work of the artist. In 2009, with the support of Inna Bazhenova, the first monograph on the artist’s work was written, written by Elena Khlopina “Lover in Classical Art. Painting VG Weisberg in the tradition of colorism.
In 2014, the non-profit fund IN ARTIBUS opened with the exhibition “Vladimir Weisberg. In love with classical art ", which presented works from private collections and works from the State Tretyakov Gallery and regional Russian museums.
The present exhibition Foundation IN ARTIBUS and the Pushkin Museum of. A.S. Pushkin opens a joint project to study and popularize the work of Vladimir Weisberg in Russia. Never before have the works of Weisberg in such a significant amount left the funds of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts: the museum provided more than 60 works to the exhibition. Painting and graphics Weisberg will be exhibited in the space on the Prechistenskaya embankment for six months. This will be the longest exhibition of Weisberg in the history of exhibiting his works. Within half a year more than 50 paintings will be exhibited, and the graphic part of the exhibition will consist of two blocks: the first - the museum, from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkina (February-April), the second - from the collection of Inna Bazhenova (May-July).
The number of paintings presented at the exhibition will include works from the earliest - forties, to the last work of the master "Venus and Geometry" (1984), which remained unfinished on an easel.
Viewers will again see one of the rarest landscapes of Weisberg “The Bush” (1947), early still lifes from the Mashkovo “Snedi” to the illusionist “Breads” (1950), the famous double portrait of the “Shcheglovs Family” (1958); vivid female images of the turn of the 1950-60s; the landmark works of the 1960s — the time of transition from color to white, as well as the whole diversity of the period “white on white” (1970-80s). In the graphic part of the exhibition there are drawings of different years, from a laconic linear drawing to a virtuoso “drawing of the painter”.