The State Memorial Historical-Literary and Natural-Landscape Museum-Reserve of A.S. Pushkin "Mikhailovskoye" (Pushkin Reserve) presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of the remarkable Leningrad graphic artist Vladimir Fedorovich Alekseev (1944-2010).
The exposition includes 99 works of printed and original graphics with views of St. Petersburg and the suburbs (Pavlovsk, Oranienbaum, Pushkin), Mikhailovsky and its environs, Trigorsky and Svyatogorsky monasteries. Of considerable interest are sketches from nature, many of which were later embodied in printing technology. Among the rare subjects is the view from the window of the home office of the legendary director of the museum-reserve Semyon Stepanovich Geychenko.
The Pushkin theme in book graphics is represented by illustrations for the poet's works. These sheets allow you to immerse yourself in the artist's creative laboratory, where he is looking for the most expressive composition, the ratio of light and shadow, and selects the direction of the stroke for a particular texture. This sketch material makes it possible to trace the evolution of the image - from concept to embodiment in printed form.