The beginning of the collection of icons was laid by the Yaroslavl Restoration Commission, established in 1918 (since 1924, the Yaroslavl branch of the GRGR). One of the main goals set before the commission was overcoming the consequences of the White Guard uprising that occurred in the summer of 1918. During its suppression, artillery hit the city in direct fire, and many architectural monuments were destroyed or badly damaged. Supervised by YAO TsGRM PD Baranovsky, the work on the restoration of icon painting was headed by N.I. Bryagin. A large role in saving the monuments of Yaroslavl was played by A.I. Anisimov, scientific adviser of the Central State Research Center, professor of Moscow and Yaroslavl universities. It Anisimov insisted on the removal of the most valuable monuments of easel painting from the churches and placing them in the restoration workshop of Yaroslavl to strengthen. Continue reading
The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and even then people, along with themselves and animals, depicted nature with their deeds and concerns. It was rather sketchy, but still allowed to admire the talent and innate sense of admiration for nature and its beauty. Continue reading
On January 13 (25), 1832, the future outstanding Russian landscape painter, painter, draftsman and aqua-formatist Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was born 180 years ago.
Shishkin was born in the small town of Yelabuga, on the banks of the Kama River. The dense coniferous forests surrounding this city and the harsh nature of the Ural region conquered young Shishkin. Continue reading