Maximilian Presnyakov opened an exhibition dedicated to the City Day in Ryazan
On August 1, the Ryazan Museum of Travelers opened an author’s exhibition of a member of the Union of Artists of Russia Maximilian Presnyakov. It is dedicated to the City Day. “Everyone has their own Ryazan,” says the author. “For me, this city comes from my childhood, although I was born far from it.”
In the exposition, which included more than 50 works, visitors to the exhibition saw Ryazan through the eyes of Maximilian Presnyakov. The house on Krasnoryadskaya Street, where his grandparents lived, an old courtyard with sheds and thickets of bushes. The central market is the center of city life.
“At the entrance to the market housed the guards of this magnificence, which consisted of noise and colors – knife grinders,” the artist recalled. – What bright sparks fell from under the rough wheels of their machines! The foreboding of the magic of colors and the dynamics of images was born here too.”
The exhibition is open for City Day.
“Let the celebration move to the end of August, this is even a plus,” said Svetlana Yurchenko, scientific secretary of the RMP. – The more spectators will come to the exhibition. It will work until the beginning of September, so we won’t miss Ryazan’s birthday!”
Participants of the opening ceremony – Ryazan artists, cultural workers, journalists, residents of the regional center – noted that many painters depict the views of Ryazan. And, it would seem, they drew almost everything, so it is impossible to find a corner for creativity. The chairman of the Ryazan regional branch of the Union of Artists of Russia, Viktor Grusho-Novitsky, said this about this:
“Firstly, our city is constantly changing. Secondly, in it one can always find secluded views and angles unnoticed by artists. Thirdly, the ability to depict familiar places in various techniques and manners of writing depends on the talent of the artist. Maximilian is very good at it.”
Images of the city live in Presnyakov’s paintings, one can feel its breath, the aroma of time. The paintings reflect the simplicity and shyness of Ryazan, its wisdom and mystery, philosophy and fairy tale.
“This exhibition is a declaration of love to the native city,” museum visitors agreed.