Exhibition ’Antoine Watteau. Landscape with a Waterfall automatic translate
с 5 Октября
по 4 Февраля
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
October 5, 2017 at 12:00 in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (Lenin street, 104, the main exposition) will be the opening of the exhibition «Antoine Watteau. «Landscape with a waterfall.» From the collection of the State Hermitage. « This is the second exhibition organized within the framework of the Agreement on Cooperation of the Kaluga Region and the State Hermitage signed in 2015.
The exposition of the Hermitage exhibition introduces Kaluga residents and guests to the work of Antoine Watto (1684-1721), an outstanding French painter of the 18th century, who paved the way for both the rococo courtiers and the brilliant pleiade of realistic artists with his complex, multifaceted art. Despite the fact that the main creative period of Watteau covers only 10-12 years, he managed to create many masterpieces that are now in the most famous museums of the world - the State Hermitage, the Louvre, the Dresden Gallery, the London National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Museum of Sweden and others.
At the exhibition in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most interesting works of Antoine Watto’s «Landscape with a Waterfall» (circa 1715, canvas, oil, 72x106), is kept in the collection of the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The painting refers to the mature style of the master and is a very rare example of his landscape works. Filled with soft lyricism and light poetic feeling, it is unusually beautiful and harmonious. The artist masterfully transmits the silence that reigns in nature, violated only by the flute of a shepherd boy and the river passes of a waterfall. The landscape is written in a free, fast manner, giving the whole image a lively nervous trepidation and sophistication.
In addition to the great artistic value of the work of Antoine Watteau «Landscape with a waterfall» is of great interest from the point of view of the history of its existence. It is known that at the end of the 18th century the picture was brought to Russia by Count AP Shuvalov and until 1882 was in the Shuvalov collection in St. Petersburg, inheriting from father to son. In 1882, the daughter of the adjutant’s aide-de-camp AP Shuvalov - Maria Alekseevna Shuvalova married Nikolai Ivanovich Bulychov and received a picture in the dowry. Soon the young ones moved to Kaluga, where for 35 years Watteau’s landscape was in Bulychev’s house. In 1919, after the death of NI Bulychov, by the way, the last leader of the nobility of the Kaluga province, Watteau’s work was transferred to an art museum. In 1930, «Landscape with a waterfall» was taken out for examination in the Leningrad antiques, and then in 1931 was transferred to the Hermitage collection.
Next year 2018 for the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts is special, jubilee. Exhibition «Antoine Watteau. «Landscape with a waterfall.» From the collection of the State Hermitage opens a series of solemn events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the museum. This remarkable exhibition, kindly provided by the Directorate of the Hermitage, is for all of us, of course, a bright, landmark event.
For visitors, the exhibition will run from October 5, 2017 to February 4, 2018.
A special program «Days of the Hermitage» was prepared for the exhibition.
Within the framework of the exhibition, excursion services for audiences of different ages, thematic classes for children will be offered.
Opening hours of the museum: daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except Monday, Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00. Last Friday of the month is a sanitary day.