Exhibition "AquaPaint". Olga Kamenskaya automatic translate
с 9 Декабря
по 22 Января
Всероссийский музей декоративно-прикладного и народного искусства
ул. Делегатская, 3
Water, you have no taste, no color, no smell, you can not describe, you are enjoying, not knowing what you are. You can not say that you are necessary for life: you are life itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Since December 9, the exhibition "AquaPaint" has been launched in the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art. The exposition will feature photographs from the collection of the famous underwater photographer Olga Kamenskaya - images of pure natural water in various conditions, in different conditions and geographical locations.
The water formula is simple - NO, but is water itself that simple? What caused such a keen interest in it? The task of the present is to study and preserve water, the task of the future is to understand i?. It is art from ancient times that has become a bridge to understanding water. Since the end of the XVIII century, Europe was swept by the era of romanticism. And the element of water proved to be an irreplaceable artistic way. Throughout the XIX century, the water surface in the landscapes was a mirror reflecting the author’s inner world and state, and a dramatic collision with stormy sea waves remarkably highlighted and shaded the scale of the human personality.
In anticipation of social upheavals, the theme of water in art acquired another meaning - secrets and symbols. The underwater world, the flickering reflections of witch lakes, were felt as symbolic images of an impossible dream and a phantom, illusory world. The era replaced the era and water, as a symbol of purification and the birth of a new life once again flaunted on the canvases of artists...
Today’s sophisticated spectator, being one on one with the eternal and always new water element, can see in it a fashionable installation, and can look at the spring river with the eyes of Levitan or mix it on the palette of paint and touch the canvas with the emerald smear of Aivazovsky. A child, who first learns the joy of drawing, will still print on the paper blue waves and zigzags of the "sea", unaware of their ancient origin. After all, the theme of water in art is an eternal theme... Olga Kamenskaya’s water sketches, written with the help of a camera, erase the boundary of perception and open the window to another mysterious world where water will talk to you....