"Plein air in the national park" Ugra "" 14/11/2018 automatic translate
с 9 Ноября
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Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
The Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104, Lenin Street, exhibition hall) will host an exhibition "Plenerans in the Ugra National Park", which is an important stage in the implementation of a joint project conducted by members of the Kaluga branch of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation (Chairman of the Board G.K. Tabakov) and the administration of the national park “Ugra” (chief specialist V. P. Karpov) since 2014.
His task is to organize and conduct open airs in the protected areas of the Kaluga Territory, one of which is the territory of the Ugra National Park. The poetry of Central Russian nature, historical and cultural monuments located in the national park, attract artists to work in these places. The first open-air was held at the initiative of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation V.A. Arepyeva.
Plein air - plein ais - literally “open air” in French. This term means the work of the artist on the canvas outdoors, and not in the studio. Works created by this method convey on canvas all the color richness of nature, truly reflecting the variability of color in nature under the influence of light and air. The principles of open-air painting were formed in the XIX century in the works of artists of the Barbizon school and impressionists. In the II half of the XIX century. painting in the open air took an important place in the work of Russian artists.
The tradition of holding open-airs is very popular among contemporary artists, but it is not limited only to the work in the open-air itself. The objectives of this project are to display in the works of historical, cultural and landscape objects of the Kaluga region, increase interest in the visual arts of the modern viewer, conduct master classes, creative meetings with professional artists in the province, transferring the works to the funds of local museums.
The stage of the project is to hold an exhibition, which presents more than a hundred works of artists who took part in plein airs in the Ugra National Park for several years. The beauty and picturesqueness of the surroundings of the Ugra, Zhizdra and Vyssa, architectural monuments is the main content of the landscapes and sketches presented at the exhibition. The exhibition presents works by VN. Alekseev, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation V.A. Arepyeva, A.G. Zhlabovich, S.N. Zolotarev, V.V. Krasilnikova, V.I. Kuzina, O.A. Kuzminova, A.S. Sizov, N.V. Smolina, I.V. Yatsenko. Despite the fact that all authors are representatives of a realistic school of painting, they wrote from nature in some places, their works differ in their artistic vision, originality of creative style, color palette, through which each artist’s creative individuality is expressed. All this underlines the uniqueness and diversity of the works on display.
I.V. Guzhova, Senior Researcher, KMII