Russian Winter. Hoarfrost (painting)

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Russian Winter. Hoarfrost
Timkov Rwinter rim02bw.jpg
Artist Nikolai E. Timkov
Year 1969
Type Oil on board
Dimensions 100 cm × 150 cm (40 in × 60 in)
Location private collection, Russia

Russian Winter. Hoarfrost (Russian: Русская зима. Иней) is a painting by the Russian artist Nikolai Timkov (1912-1993), painted in 1969. It depicts a winter view of Tver land, a picturesque corner near the Academic Dacha.

History[edit]

In the artistic heritage of Nikolai Timkov who was the Honored Artist of Russian Federation and one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad School of painting the picture holds a special place. Not by chance at the largest lifetime exhibition, opened in 1993 in the halls of Saint Petersburg Union of Artists, the author put it in the center of the exposure.[1] The painting shows the Msta River bank near the village of Valentinovka where Timkov lived and worked in 1960–1990 years, and where as aptly noted by art historian Mark Etkind, was "primary landscape workshop" of Nikolai Timkov.[2] Old poplars under the fluffy snow caps in the bluish frost passed as the epitome of beauty and grandeur of Russian nature. In the picture, perhaps for the first time so clearly and convincingly demonstrated a new qualities in the artist's landscape painting - monumental imagery solutions, which arose after a trip a year ago in the Urals Region, as well as good spirits decorative and intensity of color.[3] Another quality of the picture, which draws the attention of art historian Alexander Simuni in his article for the catalogue of the French exhibition of 1994, is a high professional skills what sets this work in the art of contemporary landscape painting.[4]

For the first time the painting was exhibited in 1975 at the solo exhibition of works by Nikolai Timkov in the Exhibition Halls of the Leningrad Union of Artists. The painting was reproduced in the exhibition catalog.[5] In 1982 the painting was presented at the solo exhibition of Nikolai Timkov in Moscow in the halls of the Moscow House of Artists at the Kuznetsk bridge, shown later in the Air Force Academy named after Yuri Gagarin, and in the famous Star City near Moscow.[6] In 1994 the painting «Russian Winter. Hoarfrost» was displayed in Pont-Audemer, France, at the exhibition of works of masters of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists.[7] The painting was reproduced in the exhibition catalog. In 2012 painting "Russian Winter. Hoarfrost" was exhibited in "Manezh" Central Exhibition Hall on Art Fair devoted to 80th Anniversary of Saint-Petersburg Union of Artists. The painting was reproduced in the exhibition catalog.[8] In 2007 "Russian Winter. Hoarfrost" was published among others Timkov's paintings in the book "Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School" by Sergei V. Ivanov.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ludmila N. Mitrokhina. My Timkov. // St. Petersburg Art History notebook. Vol. 7. St. Petersburg, 2006. P. 52-53.
  2. ^ Mark G. Etkind. Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. P. 5. // Exhibition of works by Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975.
  3. ^ Mark G. Etkind. Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. P. 5. // Exhibition of works by Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975. P. 5—6.
  4. ^ Alexander B. Simuni. The Art of Socialist realism. P. 8. // Saint-Petersbourg - Pont-Audemer. Dessins, Gravures, Sculptures et Tableaux du XX siecle du fonds de L' Union des Artistes de Saint-Petersbourg. - Pont-Audemer: 1994.
  5. ^ Exhibition of works by Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975. P. 8, 15.
  6. ^ Akademichka. The Academic Dacha through the eyes of Nikolai Timkov. - The Pushkin Group and the Timkov Collection, 1999.
  7. ^ Saint-Petersbourg - Pont-Audemer. Dessins, Gravures, Sculptures et Tableaux du XX siecle du fonds de L' Union des Artistes de Saint-Petersbourg. Pont-Audemer, 1994. P.110.
  8. ^ Тимков Н. Русская зима. Иней. 1969 / 80 Лет Санкт-Петербургскому Союзу художников. Юбилейная выставка. СПб., 2012. С.211.
  9. ^ Nikolai Timkov. Russian Winter. 1969 / Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.40-41. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.

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Sources[edit]

  • Exhibition of works by Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975.
  • Mark G. Etkind. Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. P.5. // Exhibition of works by Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1975.
  • Directory of members of the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation. Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1987. P.130.
  • Alexander B. Simuni. The Art of Socialist realism. P. 8. // Saint-Petersbourg - Pont-Audemer. Dessins, Gravures, Sculptures et Tableaux du XX siecle du fonds de L' Union des Artistes de Saint-Petersbourg. Pont-Audemer, 1994.
  • Saint-Petersbourg - Pont-Audemer. Dessins, Gravures, Sculptures et Tableaux du XX siecle du fonds de L' Union des Artistes de Saint-Petersbourg. Pont-Audemer, 1994. P.110.
  • Akademichka. The Academic Dacha through the eyes of Nikolai Timkov. The Pushkin Group and the Timkov Collection, 1999.
  • Ludmila N. Mitrokhina. My Timkov // St. Petersburg Art History notebook. Vol. 7. Saint-Petersburg, 2006. P.51-58.
  • Nikolai Timkov. Russian Winter. 1969 // Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.40-41. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.
  • Тимков Н. Русская зима. Иней. 1969 // 80 Лет Санкт-Петербургскому Союзу художников. Юбилейная выставка. СПб., 2012. С.211.