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Herman
Pavlovich Mikhailov

Russia 
1924−1989
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Thesis in the CVC - "Academician Pavlov", the score is mediocre. The training took place at the faculty of painting, awarded the title of artist of painting.

He was born in 1924 in Leningrad, in the family of a trade unionist, his mother was a housewife... Since childhood, fond of painting, was engaged in the House of pioneers, from the 5th grade in the Children's art school. In 1941, the art school and the Academy of fine arts was evacuated to Central Asia, the family Mikhailov remained in Leningrad. His father died in the fall of 1941, defending Leningrad, and all the drama and horror of the siege fell on the shoulders of the mother and her two sons. Herman worked in a munitions factory. Preserved picture of "Head brother", which is the date "1943", suggests that despite the hunger, malnutrition, heavy physical work-the thirst for art was huge, and she held him; helped to stand the tests of... After returning from evacuation the Academy of fine arts, art school, Herman p. was received in 1944 in the fifth year of Art school, and in 1945, at the picturesque faculty of the Institute. Repin. In the third year, when there was a distribution master, he chose the I. E. Grabar, but he soon survived from the Institute and faculty it became hazels (assistant Mylnikov), but contact with the teachers was not of a common language is not found.

Before the war, back in school they drove to the workshop of P. N. Filonov and the memory of it remains forever, sometimes he even told. In the years of training a large influence on him Nikolai Nikolaevich Punin... He always remembered his lectures, extraordinary knowledge, his high spirituality. ..

And the tragic death of Punina is one of the most difficult and bitter memories about the Institute the late 40's early 50's.

Thesis- "In the laboratory of academician I. P. Pavlov" gave feelings

satisfaction and after graduation he wanted to go to Middle Asia... But graduation came the Director of the Rostov art school the Paul F. Ostaschenko and invited him to teach at Rostov.

As a student, Herman p. was fond of symphonic music, it is

continued in Rostov, but gradually supplanted the painting...

In the early 50-ies., after arriving in Rostov, was fond of impressionism, but this quickly passed.

Love the icons, to the painting is not verbose, and organic-Rembrandt, but more

just loved Rublev, Dionysius... was Fond of Giotto, was very fond of archaic Greece, less mentioned Leonardo, Raphael...

In Rostov, he met with architect Pankovym Grigory Konstantinovich

and every summer went with him to the North in Arkhangelsk oblast.

With age, the love for ancient art is the faith, belief, admiration, spiritual, moral height and amazing poetry of thinking.

Increasingly fond of folk art-its sincerity, direct-ness, a subtle understanding of the material.

About folk art, we talked to him sometimes, and I was struck by the accuracy

and the subtlety of his judgment, deep understanding of the nature and spirit of popular culture.

By nature he was not a collector, but those few things-two or three icons, toys Ulyana Babkina, a spinning wheel with Pinega say about his finely developed sense of poetry, of folk art.

Collected, he bought only favorite things, without which it could not do as an artist, but his true and greatest passion was workshop. Work, the chance to be alone, to think...

Perfection hunger never left him, tortured him, was his passion... He could not stop, did not know the limit and how much work destroyed, written and rewritten them-we can only guess.

One of his closest friends once asked him:

-Herman!... You care more about the process or the result?

-No! No!I nervously replied Herman Pavlovich.- I just haven't finished the job... Need time to think!

It was his favorite expression: "I Need to think!"

Each artwork is not just a part of life, mood and thought, the soul, the character...

In still lifes he has a desire for order-to put everything in its place

to avoid accidents, that all was natural. He strove to clear, and his still lifes full of understated expressiveness, the ability to reveal the poetry of each piece, to give it significance...

"Mining still life" "still life with geometric shapes", in the collection of the author of these lines, "still life with bottle and fish" saying how deep he could see how keenly "the life of the subject-in-itself" and its relationship with the surrounding space.

The thoughtfulness of each still life, fine subtlety of color solutions for a long time

sink into the soul, live in memory.

And if some artists say that Mikhailov's work is close to D. Morandi, this spiritual closeness to the world and to the problems of art and not the external.

The plot, as such, it is obviously a little disturbed artist, but nature, Man and the Subject was endlessly fascinated by it, and if you examine the little that is presented at the exhibition, it immediately catches the eye and wonder how

attention and love looked out the artist in each subject, the motif, the human face...

His works create a sense of calm, balance, harmony, but there is so much hesitation, doubts, searches...

Timothy F. Teryaev said, "In his spirituality, he could be a good portrait artist...".

When a person is soulless-the product is silent...

With the works of Mikhailov immediately establishes mental contact, starts the internal conversation...

Some portraits disturb its incompleteness- "portrait of a girl in the village street"-to provide the opportunity to touch the idea, to feel the progress of the work of artist...

Blue, pink, pearl grey...

"Head of the red army"-apparently, the study, the nature of the image to the intended picture, but perceived it independently.

Amazing "Female head"-very fine painting... Sublimely pure way... Ochre, pale lilac dress... Restrained nobility, refinement of color relationships and subtle poetry in the transmission of emotional experiences. Such

work talking about the capabilities of the artist. Its culture...

Very much the artist worked in watercolors. His favorite tasks-landscape with

architectural motif, interior, Nude model...

The thin spirituality of the landscape speaks of his innate gift to the landscape painter and

highly developed sense of motive.

He was in love with the ancient town, and more than two decades every year

went to Great Ustyug, Gorky, Vologda, the Ferapontov, Kirillo-Belozersk, Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir , Suzdal, Pereslavl-Zalessky...

He was particularly concerned about small, little-known tourism towns-Semenov, Vyazniki, Gorokhovets, Valday, Ostashkov and others.

He loved their unhurried rhythm, the poetic silence of abandonment, when I feel dire, history, blood, inseparable kinship with all Rus-

skim. Some of the places he particularly loved and often returned, wrote, drew.

Judging from the works is the Starocherkassk, Veliky Ustyug, Borovsk... In landscapes with architectural motive is panoramic in nature, well found the silhouette of a Church and bell-tower forming a composite, meaning a spiritual center, uniting

the surface of the sheet. Full of profound meaning, the interior was... Interesting and a graphics artist. Figure 1943- "Head brother"is a very solid and clear, speaks, speaks about poetic gift of the artist, the ability to see and select the point. Do pencil portraits the artist is excited and attracted by the lofty purity, the poetry of perception model and the reticence behind which is guessed a great experience, the culture of the artist. "Head girl", "woman portrait"-these works can be exhibited at any exhibition any Museum would be proud of them...

It has a remarkable "self-Portrait" created on slightly tinted paper, unusually large for the artist format. A very beautiful graceful drawings of a Nude model, often made a circuit, but well convey the volume and plasticity of the human body. Figures models-fast, live, devoid of a tonal study, say what the master was Herman p. how deeply he felt about the model and how much could.

He dreamed of living in such an environment: historical, cultural, when all would give him aesthetic joy... More than thirty years, Herman p. was taught in Rostov-kom art school and did much for the development of art education in our region. Many artists don are proud to call themselves his disciples. His work, the memory of him as a person and artist is the pure spring, which always will last and who will always be remembered by people...

(catalogue of solo exhibition of works, Tokarev, Aleksandr Pavlovich (Art historian, Member of the artists Union of the RSFSR, Director of the Rostov art College named. M. B. Grekov(1989-1997)))

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