The life story of Theodor Horschelt – under the heading "Audio Stories"

The new issue of the Audio Stories column is dedicated to Theodor Horschelt, a brilliant German draughtsman and battle painter. Theodor Horschelt had a notable influence on many artists who addressed Caucasian themes.

The paintings of Theodor Horschelt were a big hit in Europe. He was a member of the art academies in St Petersburg, Vienna, Munich and Paris. At the Paris World Exhibition in 1867, the painter was awarded the Grand Gold Medal for the work "Assaulting fortifications on the Mount Gunib". The painting "Captivity of Shamil" impressed German artists with its realism. The drawing of Horschelt "Russian Artillery in Chechnya" received the gold medal of honour at the Munich Exhibition in 1886. This drawing was realized in a peculiar manner which the artist developed himself – it was created with pen, chalk and charcoal.

The Caucasus marching drawings of Horschelt were published in 1896. Horschelt managed to preserve for posterity the images of everyday life in a Chechen village – children frolicking and residents preoccupied with their daily routine.

Art works of Horschelt are characterized by thoughtfulness of composition, true-to-life motion capture, an excellent characterisation of the situations and actors and graphic elegance.

Fifty or so art works created by the painter are stored in the museum "Collection" exposition in the section "Graphics".