Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In the Patriarch’s Ponds could erect a monument to Bulgakov with a cigarette in his mouth – NEWSru.com

The Commission on monumental art in the Moscow City Duma on Tuesday, November 24, consider the installation in the park named after Bulgakov at the Patriarch’s Ponds monument to the writer. Website Mos.ru reports that the Moscow government supports the initiative.

If the project is approved, the financing will International Charitable Foundation. Tchaikovsky. The author of the sculpture speak Russian Academy of Arts Georgy Frangulyan.

The size of the monument has not been determined, presumably it would be half the height of human growth. Bulgakov put on a pedestal in the form of stucco manuscripts. The sculptor intends to portray his 40-year-old. “He will be in a coat, a coat – suit, in hand – hat. The teeth – cigarette” – says Frangulyan.

When the monument will be opened until it is impossible to say. “The meeting of the commission – a stage of preliminary selection of the architectural concept, after which even goes Arts Council and on the basis of administrative document issued mayor of Moscow, which will be determined by all the installation options, including possible”, – explained in the Department of Cultural Heritage.

In May next year will mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the writer. On the eve of this date, the Moscow city government assigned the Square, located next to the Patriarch’s Ponds, at the intersection of the Grand Kozikhinskiy Spiridonievsky and alleys, the name of Mikhail Bulgakov.

It is at the Patriarch’s Ponds action begins the most famous works of Bulgakov – the novel “The Master and Margarita.” In 2012, a few fans of the writer installed
 next to the pond road sign which shows the silhouettes of the characters of the novel – Voland, cat Behemoth and Koroviev. Under the sign placed on the support plate with the words: “It is forbidden to talk to strangers.” Moscow authorities have decided not to dismantle the unique sign, considering it a good reminder of the immortal work.

The need for the monument to Mikhail Bulgakov on the historic site was discussed earlier. So, how to transfer “Interfax” , in 2000, sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov decided to decorate the Patriarch’s Ponds complex structure. As planned, Bulgakov had to sit on a broken bench on the shore of the pond, Yeshua – to go on-freezing water from the shore and float in the air 12-meter primus available for visitors and decorated with scenes from “The Master and Margarita.” Thus the sculptor intended to present the three worlds – the Bible, the world and the world of evil Muscovites.

Against the idea made a number of artists, including Mikhail Ulyanov, Vladimir Spivakov, Sergei Mikhalkov, Lyudmila Gurchenko and many Muscovites, considering that the installation of a huge primus stove that embodies evil spirits, is unethical in relation the feelings of believers.

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