NIKOLAI MESCHERIN. EXIT FURNITURE Automatic translate
с 13 Февраля
по 19 Мая
Музей русского импрессионизма
Ленинградский проспект, д. 15, стр. 11
In the 1890s, Claude Monet painted 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 object, but also the effects affect our perception and mood of the picture.
Almost the same experiments — the search for light and color — were carried away several years later by Nikolai Mescherin at the Dugino estate. The artist keeps a detailed diary where he makes notes of his observations. He writes a series of studies at sunset and dawn. The series of sketches first brought together will be presented at the exhibition.
In the 1890s, impressionist Edgar Degas combines his passion for photography with painting. Photography becomes an important step in the search for a more recent and unusual composition for his paintings.
The rich heir Nikolai Mescherin could also afford in many respects still unusual for Russia hobby - amateur photography. So far, 48 genuine prints have reached. The pictures were taken by the artist in Dugin and the vicinity of the estate in 1886-1887. Images of landscapes, hunting scenes, group portraits of Meshcherin’s relatives were transferred to the State Tretyakov Gallery by the restorer Nikolai Gagman over ten years ago and until that moment were stored in storage rooms.