Exhibition of graphics by Aleksander Orłowski in the State Pushkin’s Museum (video)
The thematic exhibition "Our Artist, Painter and Poet ..." has been opened today in the State Pushkin’s Museum. It is dedicated to the 240th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable graphic artist Aleksander Orłowski.
The exposition presents graphics from the collection of the State Pushkin’s Museum and from private collections, 11 graphic works from David Iakobachvili’s the Museum Collection are among them.
The exposition is organized on genre and topic basis. It is located on the museum ground floor and conventionally can be subdivided into three sections. About 100 works of the artist are exhibited there. Some of them are created by Aleksander Orłowski personally in various graphic techniques.
The first, “MILITARY-HISTORICAL” part of the exposition is devoted to one of the dominant themes in Orłowski’s creative work. The battles’ plots, the images of nameless rank soldiers and generals - participants of the Russian-French war of 1812, are depicted in those works of the artist.
The second “Folk” part is comprised of the works of Orlovsky-genre painter, mainly lithographic works. They are the multi-figured compositions that reveal the everyday rhythm of Petersburg and the signs the working class everyday life.
The third part - “Grotesque Portrait” presents the portrait works, embracing the nimble grotesque portrait and the placid caricature that Orłowski adored. The uncountable number of cheerful, mocking and virtuously executed works created in this genre brought an incredible popularity to the artist in due time.
The exhibition is open until May 22, 2017