Watercolour

A New Path of Artistic Education

Article: 
ART SCHOOLS OF RUSSIA
Magazine issue: 
#2 2012 (35)

Sergei Andriaka's Moscow School of Watercolour Painting and its Museum and Exhibition Centre opened in 1999, with Andriaka as its artistic director. The school's workshops are intended for a small number of students, and the teacher's studios are located next to them. In order to promote the use of glaze watercolour technique in the related decorative arts, such as painting on porcelain, enamel miniature, and combining watercolour painting with etching, the school opened its own etching, ceramics and jewellery workshops. The school's museum and exhibition centre presents shows of the students' and teachers' works. Andriaka — a People's Artist of Russia and Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, artistic director of the School of Watercolour Painting, rector of the Watercolour and Fine Arts Academy, watercolour artist and teacher — told us about his School of Watercolour Painting and the newly-opened academy.

A New Path of Artistic Education

Sergei Andriaka's Moscow School of Watercolour Painting and its Museum and Exhibition Centre opened in 1999, with Andriaka as its artistic director. The school's workshops are intended for a small number of students, and the teacher's studios are located next to them. In order to promote the use of glaze watercolour technique in the related decorative arts, such as painting on porcelain, enamel miniature, and combining watercolour painting with etching, the school opened its own etching, ceramics and jewellery workshops.

Flowers for the Madonna. On the bicentenary of Mikhail Scotti's birth

Lyudmila Markina

Article: 
HERITAGE
Magazine issue: 
#4 2014 (45)

OCTOBER 2014 WILL SEE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MIKHAIL SCOTTI'S BIRTH. TODAY, THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HARDLY AWARE OF THE ARTIST'S NAME; IN HIS LIFETIME, HOWEVER, AS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND PROFESSOR, SCOTTI WAS WIDELY KNOWN AND HIS WORK WAS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER. SCOTTI'S CONTEMPORARIES, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY, ADMIRED HIS MASTERFUL WATERCOLOURS, HIS "ITALIAN-STYLE" PAINTINGS, AND HIS PORTRAITS. SCOTTI RECEIVED WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION FOR HIS HISTORICAL PAINTINGS, TOO: RECENTLY HIS PAINTING "MININ AND POZHARSKY" (NIZHNY NOVGOROD ART MUSEUM) HAS BECOME PARTICULARLY FAMOUS.

Flowers for the Madonna. On the bicentenary of Mikhail Scotti's birth

OCTOBER 2014 WILL SEE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MIKHAIL SCOTTI'S BIRTH. TODAY, THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HARDLY AWARE OF THE ARTIST'S NAME; IN HIS LIFETIME, HOWEVER, AS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND PROFESSOR, SCOTTI WAS WIDELY KNOWN AND HIS WORK WAS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER. SCOTTI'S CONTEMPORARIES, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY, ADMIRED HIS MASTERFUL WATERCOLOURS, HIS "ITALIAN-STYLE" PAINTINGS, AND HIS PORTRAITS.

The Formation of a Great Collection

Oleg Antonov

Article: 
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Magazine issue: 
#4 2012 (37)

The Tretyakov Gallery show "Drawings and Watercolours by Russian Artists of the Second Half of the 19th-beginning of the 20th Centuries" constitutes a small part of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts's extensive collection of Russian graphics, which totals 150,000 sheets in all. This part of the collection, especially drawings dating back to the second half of the 19th century, has never been carefully studied or exhibited, so is not well known by either the general public or art experts. It does, however, stand on its own, including some unique works and offering certain important details that complement our overall understanding of that period in the development of Russian art.

The Formation of a Great Collection

The Tretyakov Gallery show "Drawings and Watercolours by Russian Artists of the Second Half of the 19th-beginning of the 20th Centuries" constitutes a small part of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts's extensive collection of Russian graphics, which totals 150,000 sheets in all. This part of the collection, especially drawings dating back to the second half of the 19th century, has never been carefully studied or exhibited, so is not well known by either the general public or art experts.

Alexei Shmarinov and His "Exquisite Simplicity"

Tatiana Kochemasova

Article: 
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
Magazine issue: 
#2 2013 (39)

THE ART OF ALEXEI SHMARINOV IS MARKED BY THE SUBTLETY OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION, A PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND APPRECIATION OF TRADITION, A DELICATE SENSE OF HERITAGE AND THE INTEGRITY OF ITS ARTISTIC ATTITUDE. THE ARTIST CELEBRATES HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH A MAJOR EXHIBITION AT THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS. IT IS A SPACE FILLED WITH THE YEARS OF HIS CREATIVE STRUGGLE AND SPIRITUAL WANDERINGS, AND THE MULTITUDE OF PAINTINGS AND GRAPHICS FROM DIFFERENT PERIODS ARE LIKE LIVING ILLUSTRATIONS OF A GREAT TALENT PASSING THROUGH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STAGES OF LIFE.

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Nullus enim locus sinegenio est
No place without its genius

Servius, Rome, 4th century AD

art39_07_01.jpgTHE ART OF ALEXEI SHMARINOV IS MARKED BY THE SUBTLETY OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION, A PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND APPRECIATION OF TRADITION, A DELICATE SENSE OF HERITAGE AND THE INTEGRITY OF ITS ARTISTIC ATTITUDE.

Scenes from Karl Bryullov's Italian Journey

Natalya Solomatina, Oleg Antonov

Article: 
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Magazine issue: 
#2 2013 (39)

DEDICATED TO THE ARTIST'S DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS THE EXHIBITION "KARL BRYULLOV: CELEBRATED AND UNKNOWN", WHICH OPENED AT THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG BEFORE MOVING TO MOSCOW'S PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS WHERE IT CLOSED IN MAY 2013, PROVED THAT EVEN THE WELL-RESEARCH ED OEUVRE OF SO FAMOUS AN ARTIST N EVERTHELESS CONTAINS ELEMENTS THAT REMAIN LITTLE-KNOWN. THE MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG SHOWS VARIED SLIGHTLY IN THEIR COMPOSITION, PRESENTING WORKS FROM BOTH MUSEUMS ALONG WITH BRYULLOV'S DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM "THE ITALIAN ALBUM", WHICH IS OWNED BY THE CULTURAL INVESTMENT ART FUND "ATLANTA ART".

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DEDICATED TO THE ARTIST'S DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS THE EXHIBITION "KARL BRYULLOV: CELEBRATED AND UNKNOWN", WHICH OPENED AT THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG BEFORE MOVING TO MOSCOW'S PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS WHERE IT CLOSED IN MAY 2013, PROVED THAT EVEN THE WELL-RESEARCH ED OEUVRE OF SO FAMOUS AN ARTIST N EVERTHELESS CONTAINS ELEMENTS THAT REMAIN LITTLE-KNOWN. THE MOSCOW AND ST.

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