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Natalia V. Pokrovskaya

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Natalia V. Pokrovskaya — Associate Professor, Department of History of Art Arts, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Siberian State Academy of Arts, Prospekt Mira, 98, 660017 Krasnoyarsk, Russia. E-mail: galjuta@mail.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 62


pp. 310–324


October 11, 2020

Date of publication

December 28, 2021



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The subject of research is an artistic practice of V. A. Sergin, a national artist of Russia, a full member of the Petrovskiy Academy of Sciences and Arts, an academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, a participant in more than 180 exhibitions, including 25 national and international projects, more than 20 personal exhibitions. The paper explores artist’s creative biography in the context of Russian and Siberian traditions and analyzes bright stages of the formation and flowering of the “Siberian school” of Russia, the Krasnoyarsk organization of the Union of Artists, with regional, regional, personal exhibitions and specific works of Sergin highlighted. The author addresses artistic originality of the national tradition of the Siberian region, allowing to holistically present a wide panorama of the development of the Siberian and Russian schools. The paper consistently attempts to discover the artist’s creative laboratory and to identify the “formula” of his inspiration. The basis of the study is a set of principles and techniques of work that have been carried out in practice by the artist from the late 1950s to the present day, and takes into account the creative work of V. A. Sergin, which solves specifically pictorial issues. The creative strategy of modern artist is perceived as a universal cultural environment, a territory for the formation of artistic meanings. The creative environment in the workshop, in the open air and during travels creates the conditions for implementing the art program and reveals those processes that help demonstrate and provide the continuity of artistic traditions.


Art exhibitions, landscape, open air, etude, work from life, continuity of generations, the image of Siberia.


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