The book-illustrative exhibition “Bright Gift” dedicated to the 175th anniversary of an outstanding painter, landscape master Vasily Polenov (1844−1927) is held From May 31 to July 9 in the Art Documents reading room (306).
The V. Polenov’s creativity is one of the most significant phenomena of Russian culture of the second half of the 19th century. V. Polenov had a many-sided talent: historical painter, author of common paintings, graphic artist, theater decorator and architect. But with the greatest fullness of his talent revealed in the works of landscape painting, discovered the intimate world of the old Russian manor and the charm of everyday life of people, the mystery of the attractive beauty of the national landscape and the colorful grandeur of the East.
In whatever genre Vasily Polenov works, all his work irridiated goodness and harmony. In such a way he understood his vocation, mission as an artist.
At the exhibition there are reproductions of the famous pictorial landscapes of the artist “Moscow Yard”, “Grandmother’s Garden”, “Overgrown Pond”, “Golden Autumn”, “Early Snow”. Reproductions of paintings on the Gospel scenes occupy special place in his creative heritage. The book by Alexander Menya “The Son of Man” will get acquainted with the full cycle of the artist’s paintings.
The collections of letters, diaries and memories of the artist, as well as articles about his work, postcards and guides to the Polenovo Museum Estate.
There are more than 70 documents at the exhibition.
The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.
For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 53.
Special Collections Department