Exhibition "Sob @ ka" 05/12/2018 automatic translate
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December 6, in the Perm Gallery opens the exhibition "Sob @ ka", dedicated to the image of the four-legged pet of man in the visual arts.
The dog lives next to a man for thousands of years. This animal has become not only an integral part of our daily life, the dog can be considered as an element of the culture of many nations. Therefore, it is not surprising that we see the images of these animals in the art of various eras and countries. The image of the dog is found in mythology and literature, in the paintings of artists, in medieval and modern sculpture, arts and crafts, in design elements and jewelry.
Dogs began to be portrayed shortly after people learned to portray themselves. The ancient sketchy silhouettes of dogs were found in Egypt, China and Greece. Reliefs with images of dogs carved by stone-age hunters were found in the Arabian desert. Scenes of hunting with dogs and in subsequent centuries remained one of the popular themes in the visual arts. Beginning in the 16th century, on canvases, the dog already appears to be the friend of man, separate canvases are dedicated to the four-legged favorites. In the domestic art of "dog theme" has passed the same path as in Europe. Russian artists of the classical school gave the world a multitude of works depicting hunter dogs, shepherd dogs, companion dogs. From the XIX century, portraits of dogs in themselves began to appear in Russian painting - thin and psychological, reflecting the inner world of a faithful four-legged friend. The harmonious world of the fellowship of man and dog, unfortunately, coexists with the dramatic theme of stray animals. Alas, nowadays dogs are often abandoned. Artists turn to the topic of "street residents", directing the viewer’s eye on this problem.
At the Sob @ ka exhibition, images of our four-legged friends will be displayed in painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative and applied art from the collections of the Perm Art Gallery, the Perm Museum of Regional Studies, the Kungur Museum Reserve and private collections.
Among the paintings, viewers will see a painting by Paul de Fos “A Dog Carrying a Piece of Meat” (XVI century), a sketch by Rudolf Frenz “The Head of a Dog” (XIX century), a painting by Hendrick Mommers “Halt to Travelers” (XVII century) and other paintings. The graphics are represented by works by authors such as Valentin Kurdov and Kirill Mamonov, Valentin Serov and Petr Sokolov, Alexey Kivshenko and Leonard Turzhansky. Among the works of porcelain will be presented the works of leading Russian masters of 1950-2000, Ivan Riznich, Vera Drachinskaya, Pavel Veselov, Boris Vorobyov and other artists. Also at the exhibition you can see rare books on hunting, published in the XVIII-XIX centuries. at.
In addition, the exhibition will feature the work of participants and winners of the contest "Best Dog Photographer of the Year", which the gallery held on the eve of the exhibition.
The curators of the exhibition: Irina Andrenko and Natalia Novopashina, art historians, leading researchers of the Perm Art Gallery
The exhibition is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Territory and will run until February 3, 2019.