LONDON, March 18 – RIA Novosti, Irina Chumakov Cultural projects such as the exchange of collections of the Tretyakov Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery in London, against a background of political tensions play a huge role in bringing together the parties and work Repin and Vrubel. now “extremely important” to be in the UK, although they are lacking in Moscow, he said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO of the Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova.
On the eve of the London opened the first in the history of a separate exhibition of the Tretyakov gallery in Britain. A month later, the largest collection of paintings by the National Portrait Gallery, Russians see the Tretyakov Gallery. These two events are timed to the 160th anniversary of that coincidentally this year marks both museums. They also become bright events cross the Year of Literature and Language, held in 2016 in Russia and the UK
Exposure. “Russia and the arts: the era of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky’s” in London’s National Portrait Gallery, the British will be able to see up to 26 of June. The exhibition “From Elizabeth to Victoria,” which will include portraits of famous British figures from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, will be held at the Tretyakov Gallery from 21 April to 24 July.
The Great Russian in London
“for the Tretyakov gallery, which has never organized a private exhibition in London, this project – a challenge this is a great opportunity to show the faces of the people who for all the world are the spiritual guidelines.”, – said Tregulova
Tretyakov gave Britain 26 paintings.” golden Age “of Russian portrait (late 1860s – early 20th century). The exhibition of the work of Nikolai Ge, Ivan Kramskoy, Vasily Perov, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov and Mikhail Vrubel. The names of prominent figures of Russian culture and art, whose portraits are on display, familiar to many Britons: Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Peter Tchaikovsky, Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Anna Akhmatova, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
<. p> “it is very important that we show portraits and patrons – Pavel Tretyakov, Savva Mamontov and Ivan Morozov,” – added the general director of the Tretyakov Gallery
According to her, two museums, the project turned out to be closely related to each other. . “Pavel Tretyakov been on their trading business in London, it is known exactly what he was in London when the National Portrait Gallery opened. We have in the archive card he sent from the British capital. And clearly what he he saw in London, led him to the idea of creating a gallery, “- said Tregulova
in the same 1856, when opened in London National portrait gallery, Pavel Tretyakov bought the first paintings for his collection, which is considered to be. the founding of the gallery, which received its name.
Important mission Repin and Vrubel
Preparation of the joint Russian-British exhibition project, noted Zelfira Tregulova, was carried out over three years. “It was a long hard work, the two sides set a very high bar for the project, understand that they are willing to share the best things from his collection and the two sides were most generous and the most interested in showing their masterpieces.”, – She told
Tretyakov gallery shared with London the best works from the permanent exhibition. “I recently drove a tour of the Tretyakov Gallery, and it was very difficult to talk about portraits Repin and Vrubel, because the best work has been in London. I missed them on the walls of the Tretyakov Gallery, but it seems to me extremely important that they are here in London, and that in a situation where political relations are undergoing not the best of times, contact between the museum staff not only preserved and maintained, they intensified “, – she said
The project is unique, said Tregulova, even in that. paintings for the exhibition of the Tretyakov gallery in London chose a British curator and exhibition gallery in London in Moscow – “Russian curator is the choice.” “Usually the opposite is true That is, in this case, to get a look from Russia and Britain.” – Said General Director
She said that the Tretyakov Gallery at the choice of the British curator “with very few exceptions, has given almost everything.”. “There have been rare exceptions, such as” Girl with Peaches “, which we have now as a” Djakonda “nevyvoznaya, and indeed has always been not the export due to the nature of painting” – Tregulova said
At the same time,. she stressed the Tretyakov Gallery “always tried to look for a complete replacement,” the paintings, which in rare cases it could not pay for the show.
London responded as generously
“And I must say that the London National portrait gallery said as generously what we got -. it is really the best work of this meeting, “-. said the general director of the gallery
at the exhibition in the Tretyakov gallery will arrive 49 portraits also of the permanent exhibition National portrait gallery. One of the major masterpieces of the exhibition – a portrait of Elizabeth Tudor, rarely leaves the walls of the National Portrait Gallery, as well as a different picture with the inventory number “one” – a portrait of William Shakespeare, which began with the National Portrait Gallery. “Only in exceptional cases, it issued in foreign countries”, – said Tregulova
Guests Tretyakov can see portraits of Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Queen Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Charles Darwin, George Byron, as well as one. of the founders of the National portrait gallery, Thomas Carlyle.
“This is an opportunity for those people, who from his youth read the best works of British writers and poets who are interested in history and politics, to see the faces of these people, captured brush best British artists” – said Tregulova
“and those who do not know Russian or British literature, because people read much less these exhibitions – in Moscow and London, may be forced to think and read.” – he added it.
in both exhibitions in Russia and Britain, the general director of the Tretyakov emphasized, “has received all the necessary guarantees for the safety and return”.
From London to Hong Kong
Talking about future plans, Tregulova shared that in London at the Royal Academy at the beginning of next year, will open the exhibition, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the revolution of 1917-year. “Tretyakov Gallery – the main exponents of this exhibition, we are giving somewhere a third of its staff”, – she said. “We are planning interesting projects with Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate But this particular too early to speak.” – Said General Director
According to her, the Tretyakov Gallery is also involved “in major projects in France. Italy and China. ” “We think about Hong Kong”, – she added
“It is very important during the tense political situation and the fact that people are prone to preconceptions really expand the field of view and to show that there is a Russian Such projects play.. a huge role, and terribly important to do it right now, “- said General Director of the Tretyakov Gallery
it is also noted that for the first few years at the opening of the Russian exhibition in London was attended by Minister of culture John Uitingdeyl.. On the Russian side in the opening participated Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.