Wednesday 24th April 2024

The artist is Roerich

In 1909-1910, Roerich performed a series of panels "Bogatyr frieze" for the mansion of a prominent industrialist and honorary citizen of St. Petersburg F. G. Bazhanova. The house was built according to the project of the architect P. R. Aleshina in 1907-1908 in the style of modern. Each of his interior was distinguished by a unique design, but the theme of the heroic ancient Rus’ was dominant. The living room was decorated "Volga and Mikula", executed on the sketch m. A. Vrubel, and the panel of Roerich was located in the dining room. The series consisted of eight plot ("Sadko", "Knight", "Accordion", "Ilya Muromets", "Mikula Selyaninovich", "City", "Volga Svyatoslavovich", "Nightingale-robber") and eleven decorative compositions. Creating monumental "Bogatyrsky frieze" became in the artist’s work the culmination of his appeal to the topic of epics.

In Soviet times, in the house of Bazhanov (ul. Marat, 72) was the library for them. A.P.Chekhov. During the Great Patriotic War, in the conditions of the blockade, the panels were damaged. The whole frieze was covered with a thick layer of soot. Particularly affected by the panel “Volga”. In addition to severe pollution, it also turned out to be lost on the right lower angle of canvas size 52 x 36 cm. In 1964, the “Bogatyr frieze” was transferred to the State Russian Museum. A great work to restore was carried out by the senior artist-restorer to. IN. Bernnyakovich. He cleared the canvases of surface pollution, laid out breakthroughs and numerous punctures, strengthened the sections of the screech of the colorful layer and tinted them. The canvases after restoration were first exhibited at the museum at the anniversary exhibition of the artist in the fall of 1974. IN.P.Knyazeva. Bogatyr frieze // “H.TO.Roerich. Life and art”. Collection of articles m., “Fine Arts”, 1978.

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The state of safety before restoration:

The panel “Sadko”, as well as the six others (“Bayan”, “Vityaz”, “Volga Svyatoslavovich”, “Ilya Muromets”, “Nightingale-robber”, “Mikula Selyaninovich”), made up the so-called “heroic frieze”- Decorative design of the dining room of the house of the merchant Bazhanov on Marata Street, 72 (now – the library for them. A. P. Chekhova). In 1964, the paintings were dismantled and transferred to the State Russian Museum. Then their minimum conservation was carried out.

In 2008, before the exhibition “Russian Epicities and Tales” (Groningen, the Netherlands), a large -scale restoration of paintings was performed. The panel had a non -exposure view: a deformed base, breakthroughs of the base, weak edges with numerous nail breakthroughs. Strong pollution and late multiple renovations changed the flavor of once bright panels. TO. Roerich. The loss of a colorful layer along the edges and in the places of old patches required a picturesque restoration.

Complex of the events:

Colorful layer, soil were strengthened, breakthroughs, punctures of the foundations were embedded. Some paintings have weakened due to poor-quality subframes that did not provide the necessary tension. New edges were drunk to the panel, and there was a haul to new subframes. After technical restoration, a full range of picturesque restoration works was performed. The loss of the soil and the colorful layer was filled with restoration soil, pollution was removed, and a complete clearing of multi -time coatings was carried out. The work ended with tones.

Keeping a story. Restoration workshop of the Russian Museum – 100 years. SPb, 2022. WITH. 162.

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