Vasily Kirillovich Timofeev (1891-1968). To the 125th anniversary of his birth. Painting, Graphics automatic translate
с 25 Ноября
по 29 Января
Национальная художественная галерея «Хазинэ»
Кремль, проезд Шейнкмана, 12, 3-й подъезд
In the National Art Gallery «Hazine» on November 25, 2016 at 16 o’clock the jubilee exhibition of works of painting and graphics by Vasily Kirillovich Timofeev (1891-1968), dedicated to the 125th anniversary of his birth, opens. This is the first large-scale exhibition of the artist’s works in the last decades. The most significant collection of works by V. K. Timofeev is in the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan - more than a hundred paintings and about three dozen graphic works. A large collection of the artist’s works is kept in the oldest museum of the Republic of Mari El - the National Museum named after TE Evseev - more than 40 works of art created by Timofeev in the Mari region. Most of this collection is exhibited for the first time in Kazan at this exhibition.
In the history of the fine arts of the Republic of Tatarstan the name of VK Timofeev occupies a special place. The formation of the republic’s fine arts in the twentieth century is associated with his name. Being a pupil of GA Medvedev, PP Benkov, NI Feshin at the Kazan Art School, Timofeev continued the development of the traditions of the realistic school laid down by them in creative practice and pedagogical activity. With the name of Timofeev, the formation of the fine arts of the republic has been associated since the 1910s, when he was a graduate of the Kazan Art School, began there his pedagogical activity, which continued with small breaks until the artist’s 70th birthday in 1961. At the same time, he taught painting and drawing at the oldest school of the deaf-mouthed named Lastochkina (1915-1919), worked in the editorial offices of the periodical press (Red Tatarya, Novaya Derevnya). Timofeev was the organizer and the first chairman of the Tatar branch of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AHRR), established in Kazan in 1923. In 1940, he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Tatar SSR.
Since 1925, on instructions from the government for a number of years, V. K. Timofeev worked with artists G. Medvedev and P. Radimov in the Mari Autonomous Region (later - the Mari Autonomous Republic) to reflect the life and life of the Mari people in the new socialist conditions of the country’s life. Timofeev created a unique chronicle of the life of the Mari in the 1920s-1930s, capturing them in genre and everyday scenes, portraits, and rural landscapes. A special page was composed of works reflecting a new life - the construction of factories, mills, the work of timber rafting, workshops for processing wood and leather, in each of which the person, his life, his hopes for a better future was in the first place for the artist.
A great place in the work of Timofeev was occupied by a portrait. He wrote close people, friends, artists and art historians, military commanders and privates from the First Tatar Infantry Regiment.
The exhibition of works by V. K. Timofeev reflects the entire creative path of the artist, all pages of his many-sided art.
The exhibition runs until January 29, 2017 at the address: Kazan, the Kremlin, the 3rd entrance, NHG «Khazine».