EXHIBITION "ROBERT FALK. THE VERGE OF CREATIVITY" IN THE MOVE "NEW JERUSALEM" 05/12/2018 automatic translate
On December 9, in the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Moscow Region “New Jerusalem”, the exhibition “Robert Falk. The verge of creativity ", which presented the paintings and graphic works of the master from the collection of the museum" New Jerusalem "and six other Russian museums, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin Museum. Bakhrushin, Museum of the East, as well as private collections.
The exhibition is timed to the 60th anniversary of the death of Falk and is designed to reflect the diversity of the artist’s facets, showing it in development: from becoming into the period of study at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, to recent works.
The exhibition includes about 60 works. Some of them were shown to the general public for the first time, for example, the student portrait “Circus Artist” (1909) Falk, which was discovered during the preparation of the exhibition in the Khimki Picture Gallery. S.N. Gorshin. The location of this work for a long time could not be established, and it was known only from a diary sketch made by the artist. The unfinished portrait is made on the back of another work - "Still Life with Vegetables" - and is now ready for a bilateral show. The “Still Life with Clover” (1912–1915) was also demonstrated for the first time, on the back of which “The portrait of a lady in a hat with a green espre” is depicted.
A special section consists of the paintings that the artist wrote while living in the autumn and winter of 1910 in New Jerusalem. The “Bazaar in Voskresensk” (1910) can be called the landmark work of this stage - it, like several other canvases, was presented at the exhibition by the Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve.
Paintings written in Voskresensk (Istra), like a number of other exhibited works, were created at the time when Falk was an active member of the avant-garde association "The Jack of Diamonds" (1910-1917), passing through the fascination with primitive art and cubism perceived through creativity Cezanne.
Reflected the exhibition and the Paris period, which lasted almost 10 years from 1928 to 1937, and became one of the most fruitful for Robert Falk, a period of "comprehending the classics," including the art of his beloved Rembrandt. Paying tribute to the beautiful subtle landscapes with incomparable views of the French capital, it should be noted that throughout the entire creative life for Falk, portrait was the most important genre. The real gem of the exhibition is the portrait “Girl in a dress with a lace collar” from the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A. S. Pushkin. According to the existing version, the portrait depicts the last beloved of Vladimir Mayakovsky Tatyana Yakovleva. The portrait of Valery Falk, the artist’s son from the collection of the New Jerusalem Museum, is also distinguished by its picturesque subtlety and depth.
The exhibition allows visitors to trace the whole creative way of Falk and get acquainted with the diversity of interests of the artist, who worked in the genre of portrait, landscape (in the late period mostly near Moscow) and still life with the same brilliance.
Practically unavailable after returning from Paris, accused of “disgraced classic” in formalism, Falk nevertheless influenced the artistic life of Moscow with his presence: the artist’s studio was open to many, and Robert Falk continued to work intensively, reaching in his later works unprecedented simplicity "and" higher pictorial spirituality. "
According to the curator of the exhibition, the head of the Art Department of the New Jerusalem Museum, Lyudmila Denisova, Falk is currently one of the most significant figures of Russian art, which is not surprising since its painting is, in the words of one of the main researchers of his work, D. V. Sarabyanova, in "direct dependence on the essence of being," and in this its eternal meaning.
The architecture of the exhibition allows visitors, one by one, to discover the “facets” of the artist’s more than half-century creative journey. Extremely multifaceted master, always able to stay himself.
Curator of the exhibition:
Denisova Lyudmila Mikhailovna, Head. Art Department of the EHC "New Jerusalem"
The address of the IHC "New Jerusalem":
Istra, New Jerusalem Emb., 1