Museum V.A. Tropinin and Moscow artists of his time invites to visit the exhibition"Watercolor portrait".
The exposition presents watercolor works from the collection of the museum and the private collection of Sergey and Tatyana Podstanitsky. The exhibition covers the works of famous masters of this genre. Many of the watercolor sheets were previously in the famous aristocratic collections: the heirs of the Duchess of Berry, the princes Golitsyns, Kurakins, Talizins, Urusovs, as well as in the collection of the famous art critic Stepan Yaremich. Some of the works are exhibited for the first time.
In Russia, the heyday of the watercolor portrait genre fell on the first half of the 19th century. Along with the miniature, watercolor portraits comprised a series of small forms that surrounded the aristocracy of that time, creating ensembles in the interiors of living rooms, cabinets, boudoirs. Small-format watercolors were also placed in album folders intended for close circle, they were taken with them on trips. Trends in realism and the accuracy of portraiture determine the development of watercolor portraiture in the 1860s - 1870s, until this genre was supplanted by more accessible photography.