"The Fat Family in Venice" automatic translate
с 7 Июня
по 29 Сентября
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
On 7 June at 12:00 in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104 Lenin Street, Exhibition Hall), the inauguration of the Family of Fats in Venice exhibition by Giulio Carlini from the State Hermitage Museum collection will be held.
The exposition of the exhibition introduces the people of Kaluga and the guests of the city to the works of the famous 19th century Italian artist Giulio Carlini (1826-1887), whose works are represented in a number of major museums in Munich, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and various cities in Italy. Giulio Carlini was born and spent most of his life in Venice. He successfully worked in the field of portraiture, historical and genre painting, monumental-decorative art, participated in prestigious European exhibitions, was a member of the Raphael Academy in Urbino and the Venice Academy of Arts. In the 1880s, Carlini created 10 portraits of famous Venetians for the oldest cafe "Florian" on Piazza San Marco, which became one of the many attractions of Venice. The most famous of them - the Doge’s Palace, Piazzetta and the Slavyanskaya Embankment coming from it - are depicted against the background of a portrait of the Tolstoy family exhibited at the Hermitage exhibition in Kaluga.
The painting “The Tolstoy Family in Venice” (1855) depicts Count Ivan Matveevich Tolstoy (1806 - 1867), the grandson of M. I. Kutuzov, surrounded by members of his family and close relatives. The family is preparing to take a walk on a gondola, which has become an indispensable attribute of Venice and one of the most attractive attractions for tourists. The characters’ faces were carefully written out, their elegant toilets were reproduced in detail and in detail. The artist remarkably conveyed the atmosphere of Venice saturated with the moisture of the lagoon, softening the contours of magnificent architectural monuments, brought into the picture a lot of genre details from the life of the citizens.
For centuries, Italy, with its rich cultural heritage and majestic nature, has always attracted the attention of travelers, and by the middle of the 19th century, it had become the most popular destination among European aristocrats as never before. A Russian grandee, Count I. M. Tolstoy, ordered a painting from a talented local painter, Giulio Carlini, in memory of his trip to Venice. Its last owner was the youngest son of the customer, Count Dmitry Ivanovich Tolstoy (1860 - 1941). DI Tolstoy is known as a collector, a great connoisseur of Western European art, the last director of the Imperial Hermitage.
The exhibition “The Family of Fats in Venice” by Giulio Carlini from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum is on display in the framework of the Cooperation Agreement of 2015 in the Kaluga Region and the State Hermitage Museum. The annual exhibitions from the Hermitage collection are always accompanied by a special program, the Hermitage Days, and an extensive educational program, including scientific and educational events, thematic tours and classes.
The exhibition will run until September 29, 2019.