#4 2010 (29)
The verse of the great Russian poet of the 20th century can be seen as an epigraph to the destinies of the generation of Russians who grew up with and came of age together with the 20th century. For all the differences in their life stories, Boris Pasternak and Arkady Plastov were contemporaries in the deepest sense of the word: if for nothing else, they were connected by the fact that Leonid Pasternak - the poet’s father - taught Plastov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
On November 15 2010 the Museum of the People’s Artist of the USSR Arkady Plastov opened its doors in Ulyanovsk. The exhibition tells about the painter’s life and achievements. More than 100 works reveal the process of formation and development of the painter’s artistic method.
And never for a single moment
Betray your credo or pretend,
But be alive - this only matters –
Alive and burning to the end.