"All life is a game ..." Automatic translate
с 13 по 29 Сентября
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
The Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104 Lenin St., exhibition hall) will host an exhibition dedicated to the year of the theater in Russia, "All life is a game…". Theatrical sketches of V.V. Popov (1907 - 1960) from the funds of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts.
Vladimir Vasilievich Popov (1907 - 1960) - theater artist, graphic artist. He was born in Kaluga, studied at the State Academy of Art Sciences.
He worked as a stage designer in various theaters of the country: in Kaluga, Samara, Novosibirsk, Tula, Grodno, Ashgabat and others. In 1931 - 1933 - the main artist of the publishing house "Young Guard".
The artist worked in a wide variety of genres, from theatrical sketches and book illustrations to landscape painting and political caricature. Contemporaries noted not only extremely high qualifications of the artist, but also the ability shown by him for invention and invention, especially in the field of mounting performances. Sketches of sets and costumes for the performances created by Popov were distinguished by bright colors, contrasting combinations of colors, “live” poses of the characters depicted, and expressive details.
During his creative life, the artist designed more than three hundred plays based on plays by Fonvizin and Griboedov, Pushkin and Lermontov, Gogol and Ostrovsky, Goncharov and Tolstoy, Chekhov and Gorky, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Moliere, Schiller, Balzac and other authors. The number of theatrical sketches created by V.V. Popov exceeds ten thousand sheets. The books he designed were published in the USSR and abroad.
Vladimir Vasilievich Popov died in March 1960 in Moscow. In 1961, his posthumous exhibition was held in the Kaluga Regional Art Museum, since then the master’s works have not been exhibited.