Exhibition of Konstantin Korovin will be held at the festival "Tavrida.ART" to the 160th anniversary of the artist Automatic translate
About 50 works of the famous Russian impressionist Konstantin Korovin, his students and friends will be presented at the exhibition "What they gave, what evenings", which will be held as part of the festival "Tavrida. ART "in Crimea. A retrospective in honor of the 160th anniversary of the artist will take place from 9 to 12 September.
The visitors of the exposition will be the participants of the festival - 6 thousand creative leaders of changes from all over Russia. They will see graphic and pictorial works of the artist and his followers from the collection of the Vellum gallery, as well as rare documents, photographs and fragments of correspondence with close friends - Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Chaliapin, with whom Korovina shared her love for Crimea. The exhibition will feature audio recordings and a short film about Konstantin Korovin and his influence on Russian art.
“The exhibition is very consonant with the meanings and goals of our festival: the interaction of masters and students, as a result of which creative possibilities are revealed and new talents are born. As in the times of Korovin, Chaliapin, Chekhov, the place of action is the Crimea, which unites talents of the past, present and future, "said the head of the Tavrida art cluster, Sergei Pershin.
The exhibition project will help visitors to plunge into the atmosphere of the Crimean life of famous cultural workers more than 100 years ago. “Life is happiness: friends, Shalyapin with a guitar, pies with vyzhigas at parties, sea spray flying on the roses standing on the window of the Gurzuf dacha, sun-drenched everyday life - these are the days of the creators, looking at the paintings of Korovin and the artists of his circle. The ideal happiness of being, ”said Lyubov Agafonova, the author and co-curator of the project, art director of the Vellum gallery.
The Russian State Art Gallery (Russian Art Gallery), a new federal museum of fine arts created as part of the theater, educational and museum complex in Sevastopol, will become the partner of the exhibition’s educational program. The museum staff will hold an art workshop "Creative Method - Impressionism" on September 10 for the participants of the "Tavrida. ART ".
Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) - an outstanding painter, a brilliant representative of impressionism in Russian art; theater artist and decorator, writer, whose memories reflected the era. In 1889, the artist first visited Crimea, and at the beginning of the 20th century he built a house with a workshop in Gurzuf, where many of his friends and famous contemporaries, including Chaliapin, Repin, Surikov, Kuprin, Gorky, Mamin-Sibiryak, visited. Crimean landscapes and still lifes, which have taken a special place in the artist’s work, will become the leitmotif of the upcoming exhibition.
Among the students of Korovin, whose works will be presented at the exhibition: Academician, People’s Artist of the USSR Sergei Gerasimov, who later became rector of the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov; Alexey (Alessio) Isupov, who united in his work the art schools of Russia and Italy; a prominent representative of the Paris School, painter and set designer Georgy (Georges) Lapshin, who directed the art studio at the House of Russian Youth in Paris; VKHUTEMAS teachers - the chief artist of the Bolshoi Theater Fedor Fedorovsky and the famous avant-garde artist Alexander Shevchenko. Visitors will also see the works of Korovin’s comrades at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Exhibition curators: Lyubov Agafonova and Dmitry Butkevich.
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