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Monument to Mikhail Vrubel description and photo - Russia - Siberia: Omsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The monument to Mikhail Vrubel in the city of Omsk is the first and only monument to the famous Russian artist in Russia. The monument is located in the historical center of the city, on Lenin Street, near the Museum of Fine Arts.
The unveiling of the monument to Mikhail Vrubel took place on June 20, 2006. The opening ceremony of the pedestal was held with the participation of Governor Leonid Polezhaev, Minister of Culture of the Omsk Region Vladimir Radula, sculptor Mikhail Nogin, as well as many members of the public, cultural figures, intelligentsia.
M. Vrubel was born in 1856 in Omsk. He was the largest representative of Art Nouveau and Symbolism in Russian fine art, the author of the famous works "Spain", "Demon Sitting", decorative panels "Princess Dream", "Venice", illustrations for the works of M. Lermontov, theatrical works, ceramic and sculptural compositions. In the first half of the twentieth century. in Omsk, an art-industrial technical school named after M. Vrubel was opened. At the end of the twentieth century. The Museum of Fine Arts was also named after the Russian artist.
M. Nogin worked on the monument to the great artist for two years. Initially, the sculptor carefully studied Vrubel's photographs, and only after that he began to make sketches. It was important for M. Nogin to reflect the artist's personality in the monument.
A bronze statue rises on a granite pedestal - the figure of an artist who climbs up the steps towards the future. The artist holds an album and a pencil in his hands. The height of the bronze monument is more than three meters. As conceived by the sculptor M. Vrubel turned slightly and a leaf with the image of the angel closest to God - Seraphim fell on the stairs. This is how M. Nogin conveyed the peculiar character of the great Russian artist.
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