"European Still Life" in the Museum of Foreign Art of Yaroslavl 26/12/2017 automatic translate
YAROSLAVL. Capital collector Vasily Goryashchenko again shows in the museum of foreign art works from his collection. Earlier he brought works of Bruegel to Yaroslavl, represented the works of the artists of the Northern Renaissance.
At the new exhibition, presented to visitors of the Museum of Foreign Art under the title "European Still Life", art connoisseurs will be able to see works written by Dutch, Flemish and Austrian painters.
Vasily Goryashchenko brought to Yaroslavl 12 still-lifes, belonging to the brushes of 17-18th-century masters. Most of the exposition consists of works by Dutch painters. It was the Dutch artists who first highlighted the still life in a separate genre of painting.
Initially, the works of this genre were called "stillaven", which in translation means "quiet life". "Dead nature" this genre began to be called later. Daria Bolshakova, a researcher at the Yaroslavl Art Museum, who oversees the exhibition "European Still Life," says that this is a relatively young genre that became an independent trend only in the 17th century.
Many still lifes are filled with philosophical meaning, symbolism. Considering the famous Dutch "banquets" and "breakfasts", one can see the nautilus cup, which is the most important symbol of wealth. Sometimes this subject is given a different meaning: it becomes a reminder of the transience of being.
Vasily Goryashchenko, showing his collection, does not pursue commercial goals - all his exhibitions are free. He feels joy when the collected works are seen by the audience. The opening of the exhibition was a real New Year gift to the city.
Share the joy with the capital’s collector of Yaroslavl residents will be able to April 8.