The “House A. Bourganov” Museum together with the Isaak Brodsky Memorial Museum is presenting an exhibition of works by Alexander Bourganov. The main theme of the displayed works is the most outstanding Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. Many artists have portrayed the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin; because of this, the pictorial “Pushkiniana” was then created. Alexander Bourganov contributed to this phenomenon when he exhibited several unique graphics.
Alexander Bourganov is the National Artist of Russia, a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, a professor at the Moscow State Artistic and Industrial College (historically known as the Stroganov’s Art College). The artist is most known for his sculptures among which there are two Pushkin monuments: in Washington and in Moscow. However, the current exhibition features graphic series by the artist. Some works are rather romantic sketches; others refer to the Pushkin’s tragic destiny. The sketch-like style of works reminds us of the improvisational style of the drawings by A. Pushkin himself. As for the plots of these works one will find them intriguing and quite diverse. One work shows Pushkin reading his poetry to Marylyn Monroe; in another drawing Pushkin is playing the saxophone.
The exhibition will be open until the 23rd of November, 2014