Virtual V.V. Shishkin
On February 26th National museum of Tajikistan has hosted a“virtual” excursion devoted to live and art of famous Russian painter Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. The facebook page of the museum informed that the original of one of the Shishkin’s works will be exhibited during the virtual excursion.
I went to check the event out. Atthe excursion most of the popular works of the painter were presented “virtually”.
“It was quite an interestinglector – a student of philological faculty. Some students from school 20 came. The lector was telling about great Russian landscape-painter from Elabuga town Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. The lector tolled a lot about the painter’s live. I
think it is the best and simplest way to talk and analyze someone’s art. Shishkin was born and lived in Elabuga – a small Russian town. Shishkin liked Elabuga and did a lot for the town. The town was not marked with any significant architecture and sights and that is why Shishkin was paintinglandscapes and especially forest.
The political aspect of Shishkin’s live was also touched. As the lector mentioned, intelligentsia at thatperiod was divided into Westerners and Slavophiles. Shishkin was a slavophile and with his co-thinkers was for patriarchal Russia ”
There was no questiones to the lector after the discussion, everybody clapped and left the museum. It was not actually a virtual exhibition but a Power Point presentation with lecture.
This is one of the original works of Shishkin exhibited in the National Museum of Tajikistan