Alexey Egorov Egorovich( Historic painter)
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Biography Alexey Egorov Egorovich
(1776 - 1851), Kalmyk descent, was born in ulus hordes, who retired from the Volga in the Chinese ownership. Being captured by the Cossacks, in pursuit of the horde, he was 6 years old, was in a Moscow orphanage, where in 1782, Mr.. was transferred to the disciples of Saint-Petersburg Academy of Arts. Mentors him it had been a professor Akimov and Ugryumov. Upon its completion in 1797, Mr.. Yegorov was left at the Academy retired, and in 1798. defined teacher in her classroom. In 1803, Mr.. sent abroad, in Italy, studied the works of Raphael. Upon his return at all in 1807, Mr.. in St. Petersburg was appointed associate professor of historical painting in the academy and shortly thereafter was elevated to the title of academician of the sketch for the painting "The Entombment". Subsequently, he taught drawing to Empress Elizabeth Alexeyevna. In 1812, Mr.. awarded the title of professor. In 1814, Mr.. graduated from her best work "Torturing the Savior" (which is now in the Imperial Hermitage). Using hands-free reputation, . as an excellent draftsman, . He wrote many paintings, . predominantly religious content, and his image and decorate the whole iconostasis built or updated in its time, the temples of the capital and many other towns of the church,
. Over the years, brush it more and more lost their dignity, and this circumstance, as well as the emergence of younger, more talented artists, such as: K. Bryullov, II. Basin and F. Bruni, were the reason that in 1840, Emperor Nicholas I, dissatisfied with images, written Yegorov for Catherine church in Tsarskoe Selo, dismissed him from service in the Academy. Egorov not lost heart and continued to work until the end of his life. His work is distinguished by rigorous academic correctness of the figure, but cold on the idea and the expression of suffering and lifeless, though harmonious color. But Egorov left a memory as a great teacher, who had influence on the formation of several generations of artists. He worked as engraving strong vodka and issued a series of etchings executed in this manner, depicting various events of sacred history. Egorova works are in many St. Petersburg churches, such as the Kazan and the Trinity Cathedral, the Church of the Tauride Palace, in Konyushennaya church, as well as in Tsarskoe Selo and Novgorod. A. A. S.