The exhibition dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the world-famous Russian battle artist Basil Vereshchagin was opened today at the Benois Wing of the State Russian Museum.
The exhibition will feature more than 150 works by the artist from the collection of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, art museums of Pskov, Novgorod, Ivanov, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Cherepovets, Kazan and private collections.
"Vereshchagin was a witness and participant of many historical events.The authenticity and originality of the plots of his canvases, which always gave them a special appeal, became the fundamental creative principles of the master both in working on battle prices and in depicting the life of different peoples." From the very beginning of his artistic career Vereshchagin turned out to be Where important political events took place in Russia, where an artist-military correspondent who was able to impartially fix the situation, to transfer the general And to notice the characteristic details," - the museum said.
Along with the glorified canvases from the Turkestan and Balkan series (1860-1880), the exhibition will feature landscape etudes and ethnographic compositions from different years.
At the exhibition there are such pictures as "Kyrgyz nomads", "Pass Barskaun", "Ruins in Chuguchak", "At the door of the mosque" and others. Of course, one of the most famous works of the artist "The Apotheosis of War" occupies a central place.
The Indian-Himalayan works, according to the organizers, revealed the talent of Vereshchagin the landscape painter, he also wrote many holy places, monasteries and cave temples. In this series are presented such works as "Glacier on the road from Kashmir to Ladakh", "Mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in Agra", "The main temple of the monastery of Tassiding. Sikkim".
The exhibition "Vasily Vasilevich Vereshchagin, on the 175th anniversary of his birth" will last until July 24, 2017.