Tens of museums and libraries have prepared for the exhibition of Adrian Prakhov in Kiev
Presentation of the greatest museum event of the year was held in the national reserve Sofia Kievskaya. It was devoted to the life and the activities of a well-known Kiev artist Adrian Prakhov and his family, who left an exceptionally bright trail in the history of Kiev.
According to the director of the reserve Helena Serdiuk, this large-scale project, to which the workers of the museums have been preparing for a long time, united his students, colleagues and relatives.
«This exhibition is the result of our great desire to tell about not only scientific and artistic activities Adrian Prakhov but also about the creative work of those prominent artists, who were in Kiev at the end of the nineteenth century thanks to him — Vasnetsov, Nesterov, Vrubel, Kotarbinsky and others. After all, the efforts of Adrian Prakhov and the masters involved by him returned Kiev the glory of one of the leading artistic centers of Russia of that time,» said the general director of the reserve during a solemn presentation of the exhibition project.
Ten leading museums of different regions were participating in the inter-museum exhibition project Kiev Revelations of Adrian Prakhov: The National Kievo-Pechersky Historical and Cultural Reserve, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National Museum, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Museum of the History of the City of Kiev, Donetsk Regional Art Museum, Kirovograd Regional Art Museum, Gorlovka Regional Art Museum, the National Museum in Lvov Named after Andrei Scheptitsky and Kharkov Art Museum. The National Library of Ukraine Named after Vernadsky, the National Historical Library of Ukraine, the State Scientific Architectural and Constructional Library and the Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine participated in preparing the exhibition.
Many of the documents and exhibits form different private collections and items, supplied by Prakhov family, which resides in Kiev and Russia, were displayed for the first time, for example, the book Vladimirsky Cathedral of Kiev, the number of printed copies of which is only 30.
A well-known scientist, art historian, archaeologist Adrian Prakhov, together with his family lived in Kiev from 1884 to 1896 and was in charge of the artwork in Vladimirsky Cathedral, in parallel with studying and restoring ancient frescoes Kirillovskaya Church, mosaics of Sofiysky and Mikhailovsky Zlatoverkhy Cathedrals.