"Nikolay Mescherin. Getting out of the hustle and bustle" 01/02/2019 automatic translate
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Музей русского импрессионизма
Ленинградский проспект, д. 15, стр. 11
Joint project of the Museum of Russian Impressionism and the State Tretyakov Gallery
On February 13, 2019, the Museum of Russian Impressionism together with the State Tretyakov Gallery will present the project “Nikolay Mescherin. Out of the hustle and bustle "- a retrospective exhibition of the artist, who was one of the faithful followers of the philosophy of French impressionism and one of the masters who introduced impressionistic techniques to Russian painting of the turn of the XIX – XX centuries. The exhibition will include more than 100 works from seventeen state and private museums and five major collections of Russian collectors.
Moscow, 1897. Entrepreneur Sergei Schukin begins to buy for his collection the works of French impressionists - Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas. Then he will be fascinated by postimpressionists and open his home to the public.
In 1897, another Moscow entrepreneur, the son of the founder of the Danilovskaya Manufactory, Nikolai Mescherin, also tries to comprehend a new art that can capture the moment in all its beauty and beauty - the transparency of the air, the elusiveness of light and the transfer of white without white paint. But Meshcherin chooses a different path. At 33, he leaves a successful family business and moves away from the bustle of Moscow to the quiet estate of Dugino, where he himself takes up the brush and devotes sunset and predawn hours to work in the open air with an easel.
In the 1890s, Claude Monet wrote a series of 30 paintings, each depicting the Rouen Cathedral at different times of the day. The master seeks to catch the elusive light, to show its changing nature, to demonstrate that not only the subject, but also the effects affect our perception and mood of the picture.
Practically by the same experiments - the search for light and color - is fascinated several years later in the estate of Dugino Nikolay Mescherin. The artist keeps a detailed diary, where he records his observations. He writes a series of etudes at dusk and dawn. For the first time a series of sketches assembled together will be presented at the exhibition.
In the 1890s, the impressionist Edgar Degas combines his passion for photography with painting. Photography becomes an important stage in the search for a more fresh and unusual composition for his canvases.
Nikolai Mescherin, a wealthy heir, could also afford himself a hobby for Russia, which is still quite a strange thing for Russia - an amateur photograph. To this day, 48 authentic prints have been reached. The pictures were taken by the artist in Dugin and the surroundings of the estate in 1886-1887. Images of landscapes, hunting scenes, group portraits of relatives and friends of Meshcherin were transferred to the State Tretyakov Gallery by the restorer Nikolai Gagman more than ten years ago and were kept in the vaults until this point.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Nikolai Mescherin later took up the brush, but without even graduating from the art academy, was able to earn the respect of his colleagues and gather in his family nest - Dugino estate near Moscow - talented like-minded people: Igor Grabar, Isaac Levitan, Alexey Stepanov, Vasily Perepletchikov and others. Today, the house in Dugin has practically lost its historical features. In the Soviet years, he underwent a major restructuring. The works of famous guests of the old estate, dating from the beginning of the last century, will be on display next to the paintings and sketches of Meshcherin. And thematic blocks will allow you to make a trip in time through the change of seasons - winter, spring, summer and autumn.
For retrospectives, the Museum of Russian Impressionism collects paintings from private collections and state collections throughout Russia: from Perm, Kazan, Ivanov, Vologda, Kursk, Vyatka, Astrakhan, Volsk, Krasnodar. Together with the paintings and photographs of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the exhibition will feature exhibits of the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Moscow IRRI, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin, the Museum of Moscow, the State Museum of the History of Russian Literature. V.I. Dahl, Museum of Musical Culture named. M. I. Glinka.
For the exhibition “Nikolay Mescherin. Out of the hustle and bustle "Museum of Russian impressionism prepares a half-hour soundpromenade. This will be a musical tour of the exhibition, which the artist himself will conduct for each viewer. Plots of the pictures will revive in the audio performance, the most vivid and interesting details of the life of Nikolai Meshcherin and the inhabitants of the Dugino estate will be played. The main characters - the most Meshcherin, his wife and friend Igor Grabar sounded famous actors.