December 2022

Moscow Poly Students and ‘Stroganovka’ Students Took Part in Joint Project

The “Great Classics from through Young Artists` Eyes” project started on 20 December at Moscow Poly. Visitors of the exhibition saw works by Moscow Poly S.G. Stroganov Russian State Art and Industrial University students.

In the framework of studying disciplines, the students of both universities recreated works of famous painters and artists, whereas the students of Stroganovka, as a part of the course of Russian history, tried to coper the works of Russian masters. The practice of recreating is a traditional training for artists.

The exhibition organizing committee noted that this event is hold for the first time. The students were assigned the tasks back in the pandemic era, when it was difficult to hold classes outside. So, the teachers decided to resort to the paintings of the great masters of the past.

“Moscow Poly students are great, they have shown a perfect level. In the future, it would be possible to hold a creative competition between Moscow Poly and “Stroganovka”. Our universities have long-standing creative traditions. I am sure that today’s event will strengthen these ties, there is a huge potential for this”, – said the history teacher, associate professor at the Department of Art History and Humanities of Stroganov University Valentina Zubets.

Professor of the “Drawing and Painting” Department of the Favorsky Institute of Graphics and Book Art Andrey Dubov emphasized that not only do the recreation made by students decorate the exhibition, but also emphasize their involvement in art. According to Dubov, while students recreating the great works of the past, the students form a clear understanding of how a bad picture differs from a good one.

A lecturer at the Department of Art History and Humanities of Stroganov University Irina Miklushevskaya also believes that recreating is not only a way to upgrade artist`s skills and improve their techniques, but also a way to communicate with the artist.

All participants received letters of appreciation for the holding and participating in the event.

“It was a pleasure to receive a letter of appreciation. This achievement is a step towards something great, an opportunity to evaluate my own capabilities in comparison with other students”, – said Alisa Sokolova, first-year student at Favorsky Institute of Graphics and Book Art.

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