The Tretyakov gallery has presented a collection of photographs by Nikolay Andreyev
ARTinvestment.RU   31 июля 2019

Precious gift of 651 picture was made by the descendants of the photographer. Nikolai Platonovich Andreev (1882-1947) was one of the leaders of the pictorial photography in Russia

To transfer the gift to the Tretyakov gallery has arrived the whole delegation of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the photographer. The works of Nikolay Andreeva, until recently, little known to the General public, will now be studied and promoted one of the main museums in the country. Archive Andreev was transferred to the photograph collection of the Tretyakov gallery. In the Tretyakov gallery plans next year to open a major exhibition of works of Nikolay Andreeva and to publish a catalogue, which for so long dreamed of the heirs of the photographer.

Photographer most of his life spent in his native Serpukhov, which was his favourite place of shooting. But these photos are well known not only in Russia. The works of Nikolay Andreev has been exhibited in France, England, Spain, Switzerland, Japan... In 1930-е years in photography, as in all Soviet art, socialist realism triumphs. Pictorialism is illegal. Keep an archive as such, and in this volume, besides at home, — case is unique.

the Director of the state Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova: "It is a gift of incredible generosity, but the most striking thing is that this heritage is not dispersed and preserved in all its integrity. Interestingly, we gave a gift also documents, diplomas, allowing my colleagues to create a more accurate, detailed biography Andreeva".


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