Moscow evening, Tatyana Grigoryevna Nazarenko, 1978

Moscow evening, Tatyana Grigoryevna Nazarenko, 1978
Moscow evening, Tatyana Grigoryevna Nazarenko, 1978 - 1

  • Posted by Tatyana Grigoryevna Nazarenko
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1978

Overview of the painting :

Moscow evening – Tatyana Grigoryevna Nazarenko. 1978. Oil on canvas. 160×180
   The painting “Moscow Evening” is written as a group portrait of the artist’s friends. The background is not the interior of the workshop (where the meeting takes place), but the Moscow landscape, where the domes of Cathedral Square and the Kremlin are visible behind the houses of modern buildings. On the table in front of friends are ancient photographs, miraculously preserved numbers of long-published magazines, reproductions of picturesque portraits. Young people, inspired by these news of the bygone era, mentally moved to that age when the heroes of these photographs and the models from which portraits were written were alive…

   And a new character enters the circle of thoughtful friends – as if revived by their memory by Elizabeth Petrovn Cherevin from a portrait of the artist Grigory Ostrovsky. Exactly two centuries share this mysterious vision with the society gathered in the workshop… The artist reflects on the running of time, the implacability of history and the insurmountable abyss between the past and present of the country, its culture and art.