Portrait m. L. Rostropovich

The artist is a clionic

In the 1970s, an outstanding cellist and conductor Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (1927–2007) was persecuted by the authorities, mainly for the open protection of the disgraced writer a. AND. Solzhenitsyna. The ban on concert performances was followed by expulsion from the country, as well as the deprivation of Soviet citizenship, which was returned to the musician only in 1990. The portrait of Rostropovich was created by Klionsky in the USA, where they both lived after emigration from the USSR. It is written in a manner close to naturalism, so characteristic of American art. The musician is depicted at the time of creative rapture, at such a moment when, according to the memoirs of the students, he seemed to reincarnate into the composer and seemed to create a work – here and now. (E. Goats.)

Right at the top: Mark KlionSky 94.

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. WITH. 497.

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