Exhibition of Nikolai Vdovkin "Form. Movement. Image" 09/10/2018 automatic translate
с 5 Октября
по 9 Декабря
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 103
On October 5, at 16.00 in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (103 Lenin Street, second floor), the opening of the personal jubilee exhibition of Nikolai Vdovkin enamel “Form. Motion. Form".
Nikolay Vdovkin - member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the AIOC.
The exhibition includes work in the technique of hot enamel in recent years. Nikolay Vdovkin is one of the leading masters of enamel art in Russia. He was born in 1948. In 1972 he graduated from the Higher School of Industrial Art (b. Stroganov). He is a regular participant in many Russian and international exhibitions and symposia. Works in various genres and techniques of fine art, creates artistic stained glass windows, mosaics, wall paintings in temples, and is engaged in iconography. Winner of international awards. Professor of Academic workshops on monumental and decorative art.
The last 30 years, Vdovkin seriously engaged in artistic enamel, reaching significant success in it. Developing the traditions of this ancient art form, he brought in their modern sound, enriched with new sophisticated technologies and color possibilities.
Nikolai Vdovkin, like many masters of his generation, did not follow the path of mass production in his quest, but chose the path of creating unique works of art.
Enamels Vdovkina close to painting. Only the role of a binder here performs the fire. In his workshop, the artist installed special equipment that allows him to use a wide palette of high-firing enamels that give a different surface: shiny and matte, smooth and textured. The form in the artist’s work is very important; it defines the plasticity and “language” of the works.
The works of the master attract the attention of the novelty and expressiveness of successfully found images.
A special place in the work of Vdovkin takes a theme: "Mother and Child." In these works, performed in a bright emotional tonality, the artist seeks to convey harmony, inner purity, and nobility.
In recent years, the artist has created many magnificent, honed on the skill of work. They manifest the unique individual handwriting of the master.
Modern enamel is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. It requires master knowledge of technology and new artistic ideas.
The artist lives and works in the Stavropol region. A man of active life position, he passes his experience and skill to students of the Southern Federal University. Since 1991, on the basis of his workshop holds creative international workshops on enamel. He heads the Guild of enamellers of the South of Russia. Awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Gold Medal of the Artists’ Union of Russia, the Gold Medal of the TSHR, etc.
The works of N. Vdovkin are in museums of Moscow, many cities of Russia and abroad, as well as in private collections in many countries of the world.
The exhibition runs until December 9th.