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Boris Vorobiev. 1911-1990

Wolf in a trap. 1945-1946. Wood.
26 november 2015—31 january 2016
Boris Vorobiev is a well-known Leningrad sculptor, the apprentice of the prominent Soviet master of sculpture Alexander Matveyev and also of Vasiliy Vatagin, the famous animalist. While studying in the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture Vorobiev began to work at the Leningrad porcelain factory and also participated in various exhibitions. The profound devotion to the animalistic genre, constant experiments with materials and forms in search of the most truthful expression of the author's conception guaranteed constant success to Boris Vorobiev's works. Observing and investigating the habits of animals and making sketches on nature was the necessary part in the sculptor's work. The most part of works created from these sketches was then made in porcelain at the Leningrad porcelain factory where Vorobiev worked from 1936 to 1972. Practically all his animalistic compositions were used for the mass production.

The artist was awarded the silver medal for the "Himalayan Black Bear" in majolica and "Panther" in porcelain on the Brussels World Fair in 1958. In the artist's heritage there are also images from the novels by M. Lermontov, fables by I. Krylov and S. Mikhalkov, poems by N.Nekrasov and stories by A. Chekhov. Among his most significant works are the series of porcelain statuettes from the stories by N. Gogol and the "Black Panthers" triptych. The exhibition in the Russian museum will include not only the sculptures by Boris Vorobiev but also the examples of artist's graphic work (sketches for sculptural compositions, drawing studies from nature, watercolor compositions and decorative woodblock prints).

African Ostrich. 1968. Plaster. Sitting Panther (Rage) 1965. Porcelain. Raven. 1975. Bronze

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Faces / Faces / Muzzles

Faces / Faces / Muzzles

29 january—10 march 2022

The AZ Museum (Museum of Anatoly Zverev) presents one of its most successful exhibition projects "Faces / Faces / Muzzles".
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the famous Moscow artist Anatoly Zverev (1931–1986) and is dedicated to the phenomenon of casual portraiture in Russian art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Seven Beauties

The Seven Beauties

27 january—9 may 2022

The exhibition, dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Nizami Ganjavi, presents different types of art, uniting several historical eras with the images of his immortal poetry.

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