On April 21, Manege hosted a lecture by candidate in art studies and head of the State Russian Museum’s 18th – Early 20th Century Sculpture section, entitled “Sculptor Vladimir Beklemishev and his students”.
Natalya Viktorovna is one of the curators of the exhibition Stillness. Russian Classical Sculpture from Shubin to Matveyev., which features, in part, the works of prominent sculptor Vladimir Aleksandrovich Beklemishev. His name is not very well known today, but during the late 19th and early 20th centuries his work was a rather significant phenomenon: Beklemishev’s work was exhibited at major shows, and was even acquired for imperial collections and other private collections.
During the lecture we have discussed the creation of sculptural portraits, genre compositions, monumental works, and memorial pieces.
One important aspect of Beklemishev’s activities was his many years of teaching at the Imperial Academy of Arts. At the meeting we have also discussed the history of a selection of works by some of the most talented students of Beklemishev’s studio.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube channel.