Description of the artwork «Spartak Square. Thaw.»
Spartak Square, located in the historical center of the city, between Pushkin Street and Krasnoarmeisky Avenue (Central District of Barnaul). Serves as a transport interchange - here is the final stop of city and suburban bus routes.
"The artists are very fond of depicting the old part of Barnaul with its wooden and stone houses of the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, these silent witnesses of the history of the city. But only today these houses are adjacent to modern high-rise buildings, and the people who pass them are already different, More than a hundred years ago. It is this contrast of the old and the new that was captured by the artist Alexei Alekseevich Drilev in his work "Spartak Square. Thaw" (1990). One of the central places of the city is Spartak Square. Heavy spring sky, beginning to melt snow. - people with skis, bags, waiting for transport, have a lively conversation with each other. And into the distance goes Krasnoarmeisky Prospect, which was formerly called Konyushenny Lane. On one side of the avenue there is a wooden two-story building of the early XX century, the house of the Shadrins brothers, better known as the restaurant " Russian Tea "(currently it is the" Emperor "cafe), in the background you can see a four-storey stone building - Averin's tenement house, built in 1915 and nicknamed by the inhabitants of Barnaul "Skyscraper", and on the other - a modern multi-storey building of the newspaper "Altayskaya Pravda". "
Tsareva N.S., Leading Researcher of the Department of Russian Art of the XX - XXI Centuries, Candidate of Art History, Member of the Union of Artists of Russia Darius E.I., Fedotov A.V., Senior Researchers of the State Art Academy of Arts, members of the Union of Artists of Russia