At the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan an artistic and musical evening to be held

12 November 2018, Monday

On November 15, 2018, at 6 pm, the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan invites residents of Kazan and guests of the capital of Tatarstan to the National Art Gallery "Khazine" for an artistic and musical evening.

The National Art Gallery "Khazine" presents an art education project dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the birth of the writer Lev Tolstoy. The project consists of two conceptual exhibitions devoted to the adolescent and youth years of Tolstoy, held in Kazan (1841–1847): “About Tolstoy without Tolstoy” and “Lev Tolstoy. Kazan chronology”. Like theatrical action, the Kazan life of the 1840s comes alive in front of the viewer, allowing the visitor to feel himself in the historical space of Kazan in Tolstoy’s times.

In the first part of the evening, senior researcher of the museum Roman Gatilov will speak about the war in the life and work of Lev Tolstoy. The theme of the war in the works of the great writer is not accidental: the participants in the war of 1812 were the father of Leo Tolstoy, Count Nikolai Ilyich and the Kazan guardian of Tolstoy’s   children, Vladimir Ivanovich Yushkov; Mikhail Gorchakov, a relative of his grandmother, took part in the battle of Borodino. But Lev Tolstoy wrote about the war not only according to the stories of participants in wars. From 1851, a novice writer served in the Caucasus, then in besieged Sevastopol under the command of Mikhail Gorchakov, the Commander-in-Chief of the army at the last stage of the Crimean War. Not everyone knows that Tolstoy was awarded the Order of St. Anne of the 4th degree with the inscription "For courage"! Visitors to the gallery will be able to see the first-time-displayed graphic portrait of M.D. Gorchakov (lithographer V. Shertle, 1838).

In the second part of the evening there will be a poet, translator, author and director of musical and poetic programs, entertainers, one of the best performers of Vertinsky songs, Alexey Gomazkov. A. Gomazkov will perform songs by Alexander Vertinsky, whose film debut took place in the film by Ilya Lvovich Tolstoy (the writer's son) after the story by Tolstoy “By what people alive?”. Each of Vertinsky's songs performed by Alexey Gomazkov is a small performance that you listen and watch with the greatest pleasure! We invite you not to miss the rare opportunity to hear this program by Alexey Gomazkov.

Telephone for information: (843) 236-69-31, 567-80-43 (58).

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