In the Tretyakov Gallery is a large-scale exhibition of Vasily Vereshchagin, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the great artist.
Specially for the exhibition, the Russian brand of accessories Radical Chic created together with the Tretyakov Gallery a capsule collection of shawls based on the artist's paintings.
Vereshchagin was not only a military officer, a writer and a philosopher, but also an outstanding ethnographer. It was he who brought the genre of ethnographic sketches to the level of high art.
"The purpose of the exhibition is to update the public's view of the artist's work, to open" another "Vereshchagin, to show the versatile gift and ardent character of the warrior and pacifist, troublemaker, irrepressible explorer and traveler, who lived and worked at the limit of opportunities," comments Zelfira Tregulova, general director The Tretyakov Gallery.
The same goal was pursued by the designers of Radical Chic, trying to show the paintings of Vasily Vereshchagin in a new light, shifting the images created by the artist in the key of the actual tendencies of textile design, asking them a new composition, rhythm, color spectrum. "We are always interested in working with the Tretyakov Gallery," says Alexandra Kaloshina, the founder of the brand Radical Chic. - This is a unique interaction between the experienced scientific department of the museum and a group of young artists of the brand, who have their own view of contemporary art. In addition, Vereshchagin's works are at the crossroads of cultures, they combine Western and Eastern motifs, which is very close to the present day. "
As a result of the close work of the creative team of the brand and the artistic council of the Tretyakov Gallery, three handkerchiefs were created.
The basis for the two headscarves was the picture "Dervishes in holiday dresses. Tashkent "(1870), and the third handkerchief was developed on the basis of the picture" Shir-Dor Madrassah in Registan Square in Samarkand ".