"Landscape. Point of view" Automatic translate
с 5 Февраля
по 3 Марта
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 103
Landscape, as a completely independent genre, was formed relatively recently and over the course of several hundred years has undergone many transformations and rethinking. In the presented exposition, the viewer is invited to get acquainted with the variety of perceptions, with individual and original points of view of artists. Many, remaining within the framework of realistic art, create their own imaginative vision of nature, their own attitude towards it, and express this in stories, in selected motives. Others go beyond realism, preferring formal solutions.
Landscape (fr. Paysage, from pays - country, locality) - an image of pristine or human-transformed nature, the genre of fine art. Before the landscape declared itself to be a separate genre in world art, it acted as a “scenery” for genre works, for portraits. In the 17th century, artists increasingly begin to not only turn to the motives of nature, but often give them greater significance, as a result of which the landscape very soon becomes a self-sufficient and full-fledged hero of the picture. But artists look at the world with a special look, transforming the environment, endowing it with idealized features, as a result of which nature on their canvases acquires a pathetic sound.
The nineteenth century makes its own adjustments to the realities of artistic life - artists take to the streets and begin to write nature directly from nature, they abandon theatricality and idealization, advocating the truth of life in the visual arts. In their paintings, the main character is not only a motive, but also a specific state of nature. It should be noted that in many respects the reason for such significant changes is the progress that has affected the field of art, and this was due to the appearance of paints in tubes, which greatly facilitated the life of artists and allowed them to leave their workshops and enter the open air without special obstacles. But this does not stop the evolution of the landscape, and artists, entering the 20th century, do not stop their search for new means of expression. Based on the experience of their predecessors, rethinking their work, they seek and find themselves in the landscape, but in new picturesque directions, through a new prism of attitude. Some of them remain within the former boundaries of realistic painting, others in these realities become crowded, and they go beyond the framework of the world around them, taking as a basis full-scale impressions and turning them into vivid, sometimes phantasmagoric, images.
This exhibition introduces the works of Russian artists of the 20-21 centuries. For each of the authors represented, the landscape is first of all the image of the Motherland, the native land, where everyone brings their own mood to this image: somewhere it’s the peace and quiet of the remote wilderness, as in the paintings of Efrem Zverkov and Vitold Bialynitsky-Birul, somewhere joy life at the sight of beloved places close to the heart, as, for example, in Joseph Pavlishak or Kim Britov, and somewhere a collective image, like in Vladimir Arepiev, Yuri Shishkov and Olga Kuzminova. The bright warm and original attitude to the Motherland is expressed in their canvases by Viktor Glukhov, Victor Ivanov, Sergey Gerasimov. Speaking about the presented directions in art, it is worth noting that the works of Joseph Pavlishak, Evgeny Scherbakov, Nikolai Romadin carry the features of impressionist painting. The works of such authors as Irina Starzhenetskaya, Vladimir Davydov, Vazha Okitashvili are emotional and expressive. Many of the paintings, by their vivid color and compositional solutions, refer us to the traditions of the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century.
The exposition offers not only to contemplate, but also to compare among themselves the works presented. But to compare not in the key "better or worse", but in how each artist is individual, unique and we learn how different authors of different generations differ with different points of view on the landscape and on art in general.
The exhibition runs until March 3
To the address: st. Lenin, 103, 2nd floor daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday - from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday is a day off.
Curator: Baranov S.S.