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Nicholas Feshin. As Russian patrimony appeared in Indian country? Part 2

Shkolazhizni.ru :.: Article 18.02.2019 at 21:00

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Successful, famous in his country and abroad creative person is faced with a difficult choice. Hard years of life are sometimes pushed to the decisions that you will have regrets. Go to the first part of the article All the difficulties that befell the country from 1917 to 1923, the famous 36-year-old artist Nikolai Feshin, academician of painting and the father experienced. So in the winter of 1917 the house where his family lived, was almost on the front line. In the dead of winter, the artist travelled to work in the broken train, and when we run out of fuel, the passengers themselves had to collect firewood. About the working conditions and say nothing. The side of the shop was frozen solid. Painted mittens, boots and coats. In the years 1918-22 Feshin wrote portraits of the leaders and composers. Some works managed to sell, but what you could get for them? For example, for "Portrait of M. Bystrova" purchased for the Museum, Feshin paid 50 000 rubles. Imagine that the bread, lamb, and pork in those years was the same price and cost 4 000 rubles per 400 g and 1 kg of flour I pay 12 000 rubles. N. I. Feshin, "self-Portrait", 1920 Photo: gallerix.ru just Think, in order to survive, the renowned master portraitist painted wooden boxes, snuff-boxes and powder boxes. But particularly had in 1919-20, when the Volga region was engulfed in a terrible famine, typhus. The disease has claimed the lives of parents Feshin. The mood is passed the names of his paintings: "the Massacre", "the Hunger". N. I. Feshin, "Slaughterhouse", 1919 Photo: gallerix.ru Who knows what would have been the future life of the Russian artist, if Kazan was visited by the representatives of the American relief administration. They brought to the starving condensed milk, flour and sugar. Feshin said their clean clothes, well-fed look and new cars amid the poverty and devastation made an incredible impression. He painted portraits for $ 50, which amounted to 250 million rubles. In his memoirs, the artist wrote that his life was not so bad, but it was kind of useless expenditure of creative energy, because the art was used only for propaganda. About quality and can not speak. Painted in a hurry, bad colors, so the picture was spoiled. There was no confidence in the future, the work itself has lost all common sense. So the artist decided to leave the country. By the way, using Feshin had exactly the overseas U. Still collector, who acquired his first famous painting. N. I. Feshin, "Portrait of Karl Marx", 1918 Photo: gallerix.ru Despite the enormous difficulties, the family Fishinig arrived in new York in the summer of 1923 Interestingly, according to the memoirs of his daughter, the city has not made her any impression, and the mother, seeing the skyscrapers, said he did not want to live in a monkey cage. But Nicholas Feshin was delighted. Particular impressed black people. It is no coincidence that a portrait of a black woman with oranges was his first American picture. N. I. Feshin, "Black woman with orange", 1923, Photo: gallerix.ru Little Feshina were appearing in the world of new possibilities. Nikolai Ivanovich worked as a teacher, participated in exhibitions in new York, Chicago, Boston. His first award was the prize of the Thomas R. Proctor for the painting "Engraver (W. D. watts)" and the painting "Summer," noted a silver medal at the International exhibition in Philadelphia. Unexpectedly, however, the health of the artist was under threat. Doctors identified signs of tuberculosis. So in 1927 the family settled in the town of Taos in new Mexico among the snow-capped mountains, colorful valleys and hot deserts. By the way, Feshin said it was another dimension... a City located between the settlements of Indians and Spaniards, were an international art colony. Here, the artist bought and rebuilt the house. Feshin worked as an architect, a Builder, a carpenter, a wood Carver, and for 6 years he has created a masterpiece in the art Nouveau style with elements of Russian towers. Gorgeous home is an adorable handmade carved box. Beside him, the Indians dug the lake, and the owner planted aspen and spruce. Studio hudojnikami: Archinia, ru.wikipedia.org Interestingly, the relationship of Nicolai Fechin with local people was characterised by mutual respect and warmth. No wonder the Mexicans and Indians became the main characters of his paintings. A remarkable incident connected with the painting "Taossky medicine man." When a blind Indian Feshin offered to pose for a picture that actually banned the elderly in native American tribes, the artist received an unexpected harmony. It turns out that such trust sorcerer was caused by a certain similarity of the Russian language with the language of an Indian tribe. N. I. Feshin, "Taossky medicine man", 1926 Photo: gallerix.ru beautiful nature, famous creative people, diverse traditions — all this is reflected in landscapes, portraits, sculpture and ceramics, woodcarving and architecture. However, after 7 years there's been a rift in the family and divorce. Alexandra Feshina decided to get out of the shadow of her husband. Claimed that she was fascinated by the young poet and decided to become a writer. Then Nikolai Fechin with her daughter decided to leave. Over time, the artist moved to Los Angeles, taught, visited Mexico, Bali, Japan. He then worked at his new Studio in Santa Monica, where he created by order of the military Department two portraits of American generals, but more on those orders did not agree, noting in jest that that can only happen with another revolution. N. I. Feshin, "Summer (The Portrait Of A. N. Pechiney with her daughter Ia)", 1924 Photo: artchive.ru the Famous master worked up to 73 years and died quietly in his sleep. Interestingly, shortly before his death Feshin wrote that creative people have to go through all the difficulties together with the Motherland! Spiritual foundations laid in man from childhood, continue to grow together with the surrounding reality to the end. Outside their country the person becomes lonely and there is only physically so lost the very meaning of life. Artist consoled only by the fact that his life destiny was divided between two great peoples. Shared headstone of Nicholas and AI Fishinig in the Arsk cemetery in Casinofoto: Dmartyn80, ru.wikipedia.org years Later the remains of Nicolai Fechin's daughter was buried in Kazan. It is a fabulous home entered in the Register of historic places. Now it is a Museum of art, Taos. ...

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