Illustrations to the works of A.S. Pushkin in the collection of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts " automatic translate
с 28 Мая
по 23 Июня
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
From May 28, in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104 Lenin Street, the main exhibition) as part of the exhibition project “Hearing about me will pass across the whole of Russia... dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the birth of A.S. Pushkin will begin to work the exhibition "Illustrations to the works of A.S. Pushkin in the collection of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts "
Illustrations to the works of A.S. Pushkin in the collection of the Kaluga Museum represent only one side of the reflection in the Russian visual art of the poet’s genius. Claiming the principle of the dialogue of arts, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts throughout 2019 holds a series of exhibitions devoted to the 220th anniversary of the poet’s birth, revealing to the visitors the wonderful world of the beginning of the 19th century.
One of the most important forms of response of artists to the talent of A.S. Pushkin was the creation of illustrations for his literary works. The funds of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts contain illustrations made by Soviet artists V.A. Favorsky, A.I. Kravchenko and F.D. Konstantinov.
Two illustrations to the Pushkin drama "Boris Godunov" and the screensaver to "Mozart and Salieri", made by the outstanding artist of the book V.A. Favorsky entered the museum in 1970 from the All-Union Industrial Works. The artist worked on Boris Godunov in 1954-1955, paying particular attention to the characters of the tragedy. Each illustration is accompanied by a unique ornament that conveys the background of events.
A complete series of illustrations A.I. Kravchenko to the novel “The Queen of Spades” consists of 7 woodcuts, created in 1937-1940. Kaluga Liszt is an illustration of the first chapter of the novel depicting a young Countess in Versailles in the company of the ladies and the Duke of Orleans, at the round table playing the fashionable card game Pharaoh. Woodcut A.I. Kravchenko entered the museum in 1970 as a gift from artist A. Zhukov.
From the extensive Pushkin cycle of woodcuts by F. D. Konstantinov, the funds of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts contain 11 illustrations for the poems The Bronze Horseman and Poltava, which were received in 2003 as a gift from the Russian Culture Fund. The power and grandeur of the “city of Petrov” is emphasized by woodcuts depicting ships sailing along the banks of the Neva and the Admiralty Needle, the spire of the Main Admiralty, the first Russian shipbuilding shipyard on the Baltic Sea.
multi-figure victorious battle scenes. Filled energy engravings F.D. Konstantinov help to perceive the poem in its integrity and numerous details.
The exhibition will run until June 23.