The exhibition "Moscow and Muscovites" in the watercolor interiors of Natalia Leonova, portraits and Moscow landscapes of Oleg Leonov opens in the small hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
The exhibition of two famous Russian artists is dedicated to modern Moscow with its unique history.
Painter Oleg Leonov presents a large series of landscapes of Moscow today and portraits of its inhabitants - our contemporaries. They are representatives of various professions and lifestyles: artists, artists, subway workers, professors and homeless people. The city looks at us through the eyes of these people from portraits, through the eyes-windows of houses in the capital's streets, alleys and courtyards. This is today's page in the history calendar. It will never happen again, but the artist stopped it so that we could see and remember, admire and sympathize, look into these eyes of the city, sharing our day with it. Small full-scale studies of a large metropolis, made in oil, are painted at different times of the year and day: this is a summer morning, and a frosty evening, and a hot sunny day. But one thing unites them: the air of the native capital. The work is so lively that it seems you can smell the fall foliage and the Garden Ring, hear the buzz of cars and the chime of mobile phones.
A completely different Moscow appears in the watercolors of Leonova Natalia. This is also a series, but it is devoted to the interiors of palaces and estates of Moscow of the last century. These are subtle, almost jewelry watercolors that convey the era of the palace capital from the inside. But just as they breathe air, light penetrating through the windows. The wealth of decoration does not deprive them of any kind of domestic warmth and coziness, that unique chamber inherent in Moscow. The series was created over several years, painstakingly and carefully, from nature. Last year was supplemented by two new interiors of the Moscow Conservatory - also a palace, a palace of art. In parallel, the artist leads a series of portraits of composers. The exhibition features several portraits of Russian composers, also in watercolor.
Moscow State Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky
Moscow, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 13/6
The exhibition will run until April 6, 2020