Personal exhibition of Nikolai Barchenkov ’My soul is Russia’ automatic translate
с 29 Июля
по 4 Сентября
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The exhibition of the best works of the People’s Artist of Russia Nikolai Barchenkov «My Soul - Russia» from the collection of the Sergiev Posad State Historical and Art Museum-Reserve and the artist’s family will be held from July 29 to September 4, 2016 in the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the School of Watercolor. The audience will be presented more than 100 paintings and graphic works.
Nikolai Ivanovich Barchenkov - People’s Artist of the RSFSR, Honorary Member of the Italian Academy of Arts, was awarded her a gold medal. In his creative asset - a huge number of paintings, participation in numerous exhibitions. The works of Nikolai Barchenkov decorate domestic and foreign museums, galleries, private collections. His work has been devoted to a lot of works by authoritative Russian art historians.
The artist was born in 1918 in Sergiev Posad in the family of hereditary artisan handicraftsmen, very early absorbed in drawing. And at this time - a serious injury to the right hand, a blow that not only did not break the teenager, but, on the contrary, strengthened in him the desire to devote his life to art. In just one year the young man learned how to work with his left hand and entered the «Moscow Regional Art School in Memory of 1905», which he successfully graduated in 1939. After graduation he worked as a copyist in the Museum of the Revolution. Nikolay Barchenkov stood at the origins of the formation of the Association of Zagorian artists, now the Union of Artists of Sergiev Posad.
The main genre in the work of the master was the landscape, in the first place, the views of Zagorsk (modern Sergiev Posad). Such works, finished paintings and sketches, a large number. The peculiarity of these works is in the amazing enlightenment, transparency of landscapes, causing poetic associations. The artist showed himself to be a worthy successor to the masters of the lyrical landscape of the second half of the XIX - early XX centuries.
Painting of Nikolai Barchenkov is diverse, patriotic in the best sense of the word. His series of works «The Academic Dacha», «Sayany», «Belovezhskaya Pushcha» reflect love for the native land, and the genre paintings demonstrate dignity and respect for the people of labor, those who are the personification of Russia.
The exhibition will be the opening of new facets of Nikolai Barchenkov’s creativity. Most of the works at the exhibition are exhibited for the first time.