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«Collection of Motley Chapters»

«Collection of Motley Chapters»

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13 February 2023, Mo


On Pushkin's Memorial Day, the Lopasnya-Zachatievskoye Estate hosted the opening of the exhibition "A Collection of colourful chapters". From the funds of the Pushkin Reserve. The exhibition presents illustrations by Yuri M. Ignatyev to the novel "Eugene Onegin".

Yuri Mikhailovich Ignatiev (1930-1992) - Russian artist, famous Moscow graphic artist, illustrator of classical works of world and Russian fiction. He was born in Vladikavkaz. In 1957 he graduated from the V. I. Surikov Moscow Art Institute. In 1957 he graduated from the Moscow Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov. All his creative life devoted to book graphics and easel painting. As a watercolourist Y. M. Ignatiev is well known to collectors of paintings and specialists. Book illustrations and watercolours of the artist decorate the collections of many Russian museums and private collections around the world. He is among one hundred outstanding Russian graphic artists of the 20th century, whose funds are kept in the Illustrative Cabinet of the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Many of the artist's watercolours depicting views of Tsarskoye Selo and St. Petersburg are connected with Pushkin's theme.

The last years of his life Yuri Mikhailovich Ignatiev devoted to a new cycle of illustrations for the novel by A. S. Pushkin. С. Pushkin's novel "Eugene Onegin". These illustrations were specially prepared by him for the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth. 78 watercolours were created for the new edition. The compositions were born instantly. Cursive writing is a distinctive feature of these works. They are characterised by artistry, a special style, unusual freedom and lightness. As a musician creates a melody out of sounds, so an artist creates an image, a new reality out of strokes. And the reader becomes a co-author....

The exhibition runs from 10 February to 14 May at the Lopasnya-Zachatievskoye Estate Museum

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