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Exposition “Theatre and literature in the Soviet porcelain” opened in Penza art gallery

17:17 | 11.08.2015 | Culture

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Penza, 11 August 2015. PenzaNews. The opening of the exposition “Theater and literature in the Soviet porcelain” was held in the second building of the regional Savitsky art gallery — the governor's house of Penza — on Tuesday, August 11.

Exposition “Theatre and literature in the Soviet porcelain” opened in Penza art gallery

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It exhibits works of the greatest masters of porcelain sculpture — Tamara Bespalova-Mikhaleva, Asta Brzhezitskaya, Olga Artamonova and Nina Malyshev.

Porcelain compositions are the scenes from famous literary works such as “The Tale of the Golden Cockerel,” “The Snow Maiden,” “Morozko,” “Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka,” “Asya” and others.

In addition, there are sculptures of characters from plays by Alexander Ostrovsky, Anton Chekhov, William Shakespeare, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Carlo Gozzi, and porcelain statuettes of well-known actors such as Faina Ranevskaya, Andrei Mironov and Yulia Borisova.

Moreover, the halls of the governor's house have the masterpieces of painting and graphics of the XX century from the collections of the museum.

“Today we are opening the exposition of Moscow Dmitrovsky porcelain factory, famous in Soviet times, the authors of all porcelain works are women,” Kirill Zastrozhnov, director of the Penza Savitsky art gallery, said during the official ceremony.

According to him, “warm porcelain” has been exhibited in the museum many times, but it still attracts the audience.

“And on the walls of our three exhibition halls, there are pictures of the era of socialist realism from the gallery storage. In total, there 4.5 thousand items of contemporary Soviet art,” Kirill Zastrozhnov added.

“I believe, coming here, the older generation will delightedly remember the past days, the middle generation will once again touch the life, the tastes and lifestyle of their grandparents, and well, very young visitors, for whom the 1930-1940-ies and the general concept of the Soviet Union is some old times, will have a chance to join to what their ancestors lived like. And we, those who care about the Penza art school, wil once again be proud that our art gallery has such priceless treasures,” he said.

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