The exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Alexander Shilov’s gallery was opened in Yaroslavl
YAROSLAVL. Visitors to the Yaroslavl Art Museum had an opportunity to get acquainted with the work of a unique artist, portraits master Alexander Shilov. The exhibition, which opened on November 30, is dedicated to the anniversary of the personal gallery of academician RAH, People’s Artist of the USSR. Alexander Shilov’s gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Today in her collection there are more than 1200 works written by Shilov. All of them were donated by the author to the state, that is, the collection belongs to Russia. The creation of the gallery began with 350 works of the artist, who made up the exposition, housed in a small mansion on the ancient street Znamenka.
Today the gallery of Alexander Shilov is located in a large new building, built specifically for it on the Borovitsky hill, becoming the cultural center of the capital. Visiting the jubilee exhibition, the inhabitants of Yaroslavl will be able to see only a small part of the works created by Alexander Shilov. The exhibition included 35 paintings with images of famous politicians, artists.
Opening the exhibition for the first visitors, Alexey Fedorchuk, deputy director of the museum, noted that the ceremonial portrait in Russian art occupies a special place, becoming a separate historical genre. Therefore, it is very interesting how the development of this genre continues in contemporary art.
This exhibition can not be considered ordinary, because it represents the creativity of the recognized leader of this area of Russian art. Most people whose portraits are on display are well acquainted with the guests of the museum. Among them - Evgeny Matveyev, Eldar Ryazanov, Mikhail Kazakov. There was a place at the exhibition and lyrical portraits of women, as well as landscape and still life.
The exhibition of Alexander Shilov in Yaroslavl is open until January 28.
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