How much does Vasily Vereshchagin? Top ten most expensive paintings of battle scenes
ARTinvestment.RU   06 марта 2018

In the New Tretyakov gallery, to July 15, 2018, will open a major exhibition of the artist Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin — outstanding painter, who died in the war. AI publishes 10 of the highest auction results author of the famous "Apotheosis of war"

a Front-line artist, the man is not timid, young ensign, Vereshchagin he fought bravely in Turkestan. Bullets are not bowed. Participated in several military campaigns, including the difficult Balkan. He was seriously wounded in battle with the Turks. And death took in ' 61 the war with Japan in 1904, the battleship "Petropavlovsk" on Board which worked Vereshchagin was Admiral S. O. Makarov, hit a Japanese mine near Port-Артура.

During the life of the artist has repeatedly criticized the excessive naturalism and even in the absence of Patriotic spirit. Allegedly, Russian heads on stakes — did raise this story the morale of the people? But Vereshchagin-то knew about war from books and from photographs. He saw everything with my own eyes: not only victory, but the mud, the lice, betrayal, incompetence, helplessness. It is no coincidence that the soldiers who went through many wars, created one of the most humanistic and pacifist works — painting "Apotheosis of war".

Now it can be seen in the exhibition at the New Tretyakov gallery on Krymsky Val, which is expected to be able to establish a new attendance record in recent years.

And we recall that the Vereshchagin sold many of his works. He preferred to hold auctions for the sale of their series. Nowadays these paintings again and often appear at auction. The best of them sell for millions of dollars. Today Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin is included in top-100 the most expensive Russian artists. And in honor of the exhibition AI publishes top-10 auction results famous painter.


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