It's time to look into the most unusual Museum in South Palmyra - a Museum of private collection of Alexander Vladimirovich bleshunov. The pioneer of mountaineering gave Odessa a collection of works of art, which he collected all his life (about 10 thousand exhibits)
Paintings, Persian carpets, rare porcelain, furniture, mysterious Oriental scrolls, icons, ancient jewelry and much more can be seen in the house of bleshunov
The exposition of the collection is presented in 10 rooms of the former apartment of A. bleshunov on Polskaya street, 19. This is the first such municipal Museum in Ukraine. The atmosphere and friendly caretakers give a feeling of coziness and comfort
For me, this Museum is like a fairy tale, where in a few hours you can learn the culture and art of different countries and different times. Near the Museum you can look into the old Odessa house with all the details
Small rooms are very concentrated strewn with Antiques. Above the entrance hang bells that you can call. Logically, the territory was divided into halls by Alexander Bleshunov himself:
The Art Of Western Europe
Art of the Buddhist East
Memorial room (office) A. bleshunov
Ladies ' lounge
Exposure on the stairs
Today we will look at several halls. Let's start With Russian antiquity
Hall " Russian antiquity"
From this room begins the inspection of the Museum. Here are works of art and household items that were an integral part of the Russian people of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The main role of this room is played by pieces of furniture made in different styles.
Classicism we see in the Secretary to the right of the window (19th century). This Cabinet served as the fitment of the ladies room. The box for needlework was also an integral part of the ladies. She's sitting on the Secretary.
Left men's closet. Austerity of forms and decor with military symbols, which corresponds to the Empire style
Very beautiful design of an old chair with Swan armrests. The paws of a lion are the legs. The Golden upholstery is completely in harmony with the gilded carving. The chair is made in Empire style (late 18th and early 19th centuries)
Since ancient times in Russia was revered icons. In this hall there are icons of even the beginning of the 17th century
Icons: Apostle Peter, Archangel Michael, John the Baptist
The Central part of the wall is the painting "boyar manor" (1912). The artist's paintings Kalning A. K.
Under the painting hangs a wardrobe that breathes French culture. Russian society of 18-19 centuries was very interested in French art. The Cabinet is the work of Russian craftsmen who really wanted to be like the French master S. bull. In the locker comfortably settled figurines of characters "Dead souls" Nikolai Gogol. Products are made in 1953 at the Leningrad plant
The rare value of the room is a gilded old believer icon in the pearl robe "quench your illness". It is located in the upper left corner. The icon refers to the Vetka school 18-19th centuries in Eastern Polesie
Room in honor of the memory of Alexander bleshunov
The room of the owner of the apartment and the Museum collection is completely devoted to his life. A little about the life of A. bleshunov was written earlier. The main thing of his life is mountaineering. Posthumously A. Bleshunov was awarded the "Order of Edelweiss" from the international Association of climbers. For the country in this direction and not only he did a lot!
On the photo Desk of Alexander Bleschunov. Manufactured in the USA (19th century). Now on the table are a certificate of graduation, a diploma of College and Institute. Letter of gratitude from academician D. S. Likhachev and other
Many creative people, students, friends visited this room for Board games and tea. The table at which they sat, and standing in the center of the room
Above the piano is a triptych of composers of the 19th century: Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt
To the left and right of the triptych hang paintings "Bouquet of flowers" and "Roses" by German artist Bepler. The watercolor "Bouquet of flowers" is printed Meissen porcelain manufactory. These drawings, most likely, were sketches for painting of products of the world-famous manufactory
The work of Austrian weavers in the technique of woven silk reproduces the composition of the painting by the painter F. Morgan "joy of his heart". This is one of the most favorite paintings of silk A. bleshunov
Central picture - A. Bleshunov
On the left in black frames are vintage embroidery. Embroidery on the left belongs to the 19th century. On the right is the end of the 18th century, semi-cross-stitch, which imitates tapestry weaving.
Above the embroidery is a fragment of an old German tapestry of the early 19th century
Very nice bookcase in pseudo-Moorish style
This antique dresser with lions are all military and labor awards A. bleshunov
A. bleshunov's favorite works of art are located above his Desk. Above all, a large portrait (1873) is the grandmother of Alexander, French françoise Drabkin (Duru). She was a graduate of the Sorbonne. Miron Drabkin, bleshunov's grandfather, instilled in his grandson an interest in collecting, which our hero carried through life.
We visited two halls of the apartment-Museum of A. bleshunov. To be continued...
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