NICHOLAS MESCHERIN. EXIT FROM FAST 18/01/2019 automatic translate
с 13 Февраля
по 19 Мая
Музей русского импрессионизма
Ленинградский проспект, д. 15, стр. 11
In the 1890s, Claude Monet wrote a series of 30 paintings, each depicting the Rouen Cathedral at different times of 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 with the same experiments - the search for light and color - was 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 in many respects still an outlandish hobby 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.