"Exhibition of one painting" Edward Kalnins (1904-1988) "Cool to the wind" (1962) automatic translate
с 5 Июля
по 10 Августа
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
From July 5, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts will present to visitors the work of the eminent Soviet marine painter - Latvian painter Eduard Kalnins (1904-1988) “Cool to the Wind” (1962) as part of the “One Picture” project.
The monumental canvas (its size is 140x200 cm) is filled with the spirit of romance: the brave yachtsmen fight the raging unpredictable sea elements. Sailing the concept of "go abruptly to the wind" means to lead the ship on the runway course, that is, to go almost to meet the gusts of wind. In a format close to the square, the artist managed to create a dynamic composition: white edges of sails cut sharply along the diagonal, they are confronted by a sloping horizon line, the same restless sky echoes the tilted wave crests. The color scheme is solved in saturated bottle-green, smoky violet-purple, blue cobalt shades. Unified harmony is achieved by a common silver-pearl tone, characteristic of the master’s work. In 1974, a reproduction of the painting "Cool to the Wind" was released as a stamp in the series "Soviet Painting", thus becoming widely known among philatelists.
The exhibition will run until August 10 at the address: ul. Lenin, 104 (main exhibition).