An exhibition of portraits of theatrical figures painted by the People's Artist of the USSR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Alexander Shilov, will solemnly open on Arbat on August 31.
Alexander Shilov. People's Artist of the USSR V.A. Etush (fragment). 2005. Private collection
The exposition presents portraits of several generations of artists and demonstrates the continuity of theatrical culture and stage art.
The heroes of the collection are the actors of the Theater. E. Vakhtangova Vladimir Simonov, Nikolai Gritsenko, Alexander Grave, Mikhail Ulyanov, Nikolai Plotnikov, Vladimir Etush, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater Sergey Lemeshev, Irina Arkhipova, Elena Obraztsova, Tamara Sinyavskaya.
The exhibition will also tell about directors and scriptwriters who presented the audience with films and performances for all time. This list includes Stanislav Govorukhin, Sergey Bondarchuk, Mark Zakharov, Eldar Ryazanov, Vladimir Menshov.
At the grand opening of the exhibition, the Central Military Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will perform under the direction of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Sergey Durygin. Colonel Konstantin Petrovich will stand behind the console.
The ceremony will be attended by the heroes of the paintings: soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Matorin, theater and film actor, rector of the Theater Institute. B. Schukina Evgeny Knyazev, film director, screenwriter Vladimir Menshov, theater and film actor Nikolai Burlyaev and actor, screenwriter Leonid Yakubovich. The host of the ceremony is a TV presenter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR Yevgeny Kochergin.
The exhibition will be located opposite the State Theater. Vakhtangov and will work until September 30.
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