Malaya Sadovaya (painting)

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Malaya Sadovaya street
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Artist Alexander M. Semionov
Year 1979
Type Oil on board
Dimensions 70 cm × 60 cm (28 in × 24 in)
Location private collection,
Russia

Malaya Sadovaya Street is a 1979 oil painting by the Russian artist Alexander Semionov, depicting Malaya Sadovaya Street in Leningrad on rainy day of the end of the 1970s. This cityscape was painted in traditions of the Leningrad School of Painting and Soviet figurative painting of late socialist realism with their typical synthesis of realistic and impressionistic traditions to create an image of modernity.[original research?]

History[edit]

The painting is of special importance to the artistic reputation of Alexander Semionov. Created on the apex of his artistic career, five years before his death, it became one of his most famous works. In Malaya Sadovaya Street the artist presents the image of one of the most beautiful streets in the city, as well as a romantic and extremely attractive image of the Leningrad of the late of 1970s as at whole. In the painting Semionov convincingly conveyed a sense of time and place, the unhurried flow of Leningrad life.[original research?]

Malaya Sadovaya Street was exhibited For the first time in 1987 at a posthumous exhibition of works by Semionov in the exhibition halls of the Leningrad Union of Artists.[1] The painting was then shown in towns around the Leningrad region. In 1994 the work was again exhibited in the exhibition halls of the Leningrad Union of Artists in the art show Paintings of 1950-1980s by the Leningrad School's Artists,.[2] In 1996 the painting was exhibited at the art show Paintings of 1940-1990s from the Leningrad School, in Saint Petersburg in the Nikolay Nekrasov Memorial Museum.[3] The painting was also reproduced on the cover of the exhibition catalog of the 1996 show.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Mikhailovich Semionov. Exhibition of works of art. – Leningrad: Leningrad Union of Artists, 1987.
  2. ^ Paintings of 1950-1980s by the Leningrad School's artists. Exhibition catalogue. – Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Union of artists, 1994.
  3. ^ Paintings of 1940-1990s from the Leningrad School. Exhibition catalogue. – Saint Petersburg: Nikolai Nekrasov Memorial Museum, 1996.
  4. ^ А. Цыганов. Чтобы собирать такие картины, надо быть немного романтиком. – "Невское время", 13 марта 1996.
  5. ^ Федоров С. Весна в городе и натюрморт с вербами. – "Смена", 6 марта 1996.

Sources[edit]

  • Alexander Mikhailovich Semionov. Exhibition of works of art. – Leningrad: Leningrad Union of Artists, 1987.
  • Paintings of 1950-1980s by the Leningrad School's artists. Exhibition catalogue. – Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Union of artists, 1994.
  • Paintings of 1940-1990s from the Leningrad School. Exhibition catalogue. – Saint Petersburg: Nikolai Nekrasov Memorial Museum, 1996.
  • А. Цыганов. Чтобы собирать такие картины, надо быть немного романтиком. – "Невское время", 13 марта 1996.
  • Федоров С. Весна в городе и натюрморт с вербами. – "Смена", 6 марта 1996.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.56.
  • Иванов С. В. О ленинградских пейзажах Александра Семёнова // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Вып. 23. СПб., 2012. С.43–46.

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