Exhibition “Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin”



Exhibition period: June 10 – July 2017

Location: Polenov's Dacha


Exhibition “Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin” in the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” is an unprecedented case for its force, beauty, surprise and sensation. 150 museum items from the collections of the Voloshin Museum (Koktebel) and the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” are exhibited in Polenov’s Dacha. These paintings have never left the Museum of the poet and Abramtsevo museum. It is well-known that the occasion for this project is the 140th anniversary from the birth of Maximilian Voloshin. This exhibition is organized by the Historical-cultural, memorial Museum-Reserve “Cimmeria of M.A. Voloshin”, the Voloshin Museum, Abramtsevo State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Crimean Republican branch of All-Russian creative public organization “Union of Artists of Russia”. Sponsored by VTB Bank.

Maximilian Voloshin (May 28, 1877 – November 8, 1932) was a Russian poet of Ukrainian-German origin. He was one of the significant representatives of the Symbolist movement in Russian culture and literature. He became famous as a poet and a critic of literature and the arts, being published in many contemporary magazines of the early 20th century, including Vesy, Zolotoye runo ('The Golden Fleece'), and Apollon. He was known for his brilliant translations of a number of French poetic and prose works into Russian.

Voloshin glorifies Cimmeria. His fascinating watercolors show hills, valleys with stones and wormwood fields, lunar landscapes with rocks and view on Karadag. An influence of the East it is possible to guess in stylistics of colored drawings. And this guess will be right. Poems had become his life’s work. Painting has become the desire of his soul.

Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin is not only his favored Koktebel with a lot of odd tuffets and precious jems, but also with its beautiful, horrible or fabulous myths. Moreover, it is also the Scythians, the Hellenes and the Genoese, Goths and the Slavs, whose history developed on these shores.

His watercolors are different. Here you have a feeling that time has frozen. They are contemplative and meditative; they show the face of the Earth and the soul of artist at the same time.

The exhibition presents works by Voloshin as an artist for different times: etchings of the Paris period, early tempera and Gouache, watercolors dated the 1920s. The visitor could look at a chiton and a staff of master, handicraft art objects from the House of a Poet, such as shelves, a сupboard, a casket. A death mask of Maximilian Voloshin, made by V.E. Zhukov and S.D. Merkulov, is presented at the exhibition also.

The exhibition runs till the end of July, 2017.






Exhibition of Works by Artists from Crimea at Abramtsevo



Exhibition period: June 10 - July 9, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)


June 10, 2017 Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened an exhibition, dedicated to Crimea. Name of the exhibition is “A Fascination. Crimea – Abramtsevo” at the end of the plein-air of the Crimean artists near Abramtsevo in May 23-30, 2017 within the framework of the XI International Festival “The Great Russian Word”.

All artists-exhibitors are the participants of the past plain-air, honoured artists of Ukraine, laureates of the State Prize of Crimea: Nikolay Dudchenko, Roman Tretyakov, Ramazan Useinov, Eleonora Shcheglova, Elena Molchanova-Dudchenko. All of them are the contemporary representatives of the school of the Cimmerian landscape. And the founders of the "Cimmerian" school of painting were such famous artists as Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Bogaevsky, Maximilian Voloshin, Mikhail Latri, Lev Lagorio. This vision is even more interesting considering that all of them are our contemporaries, and they have a new fresh look at our Abramtsevo.





Exhibition “From Birchbark to Paper”



Exhibition period: May 24 - June 20, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)


May 24, 2017 Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened a new exhibition “From Birchbark to Paper. The Old Russian Book from the Collection of the Novgorod Museum- Reserve”.

This exhibition is devoted to the history and evolution of Russian manuscript and old printed books, from the oldest (ceraes and birchbarks), medieval manuscripts to the printed books of religious and secular content.

The contribution of Novgorod to the development of the Old Russian script is unique. The ancient city of Velikiy Novgorod is the prominent center of Russian culture and books. This is one of the largest centers of education, chronicle writing and literacy. The third of the Old Slavic and Old Russian books is from the Novgorod land.

The exhibition is a space education project that is oriented towards the development of knowledge about the origin of writing and books, based on the materials from the Novgorod Museum-Reserve. Exposition includes more than 50 archeological items, birchbarks, the old manuscript and printed books of the XI-XIX centuries.





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