Serebryakovs French Etudes

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In Russia, Zinaida Serebryakova was remembered for her self-portrait of a happy 25-year-old woman in front of a mirror. Today this picture is among the masterpieces of world painting. In France, where she spent the second half of her life, her son and daughter were more familiar with the interiors that decorated the palaces of the European nobility. There are still two children left in Russia, whom she saw only 40 years later. A film about the French life of Zinaida Serebryakova, despite adversity, rich in joyful canvases. As if the artist gave all the joy of life to the paintings and left nothing for herself. First part. Russia, Moscow, 2007. Billboards with reproductions of ZE Serebryakova's painting "At Breakfast" on Sukharevskaya and on Kutuzovsky Prospekt near the Triumphal Arch. A poster with a reproduction of a self-portrait of ZE Serebryakova at a trolleybus stop on Pushkinskaya Square. Poster of the exhibition “Zinaida Serebryakova and her grandson Ivan Nikolaev. Children's portrait "on the building of the gallery" House of Nashchokin ". Director of the gallery "House of Nashchokina" Natalia Ryurikova talks about the exhibition (sinhr.). Pictures, watercolors, drawings, which depict four children of ZE Serebryakova, in the halls of the gallery. Self-portrait of Z.E. Serebryakova with her daughters on the poster of the exhibition, France, Paris. ZE Serebryakova with her children (photo before 1917). Pages of the autobiography of ZE Serebryakova. Pictures of the artist and art historian, uncle Z.E. Serebryakova - A.N. Benois in the house of his grandson Dmitry Vyshnegradsky. D. Vyshnegradskiy talks about the family circumstances that preceded the departure of Z.E. Serebryakova from Russia to France and about her letter to A.N. Benois, in which she asks to help her find an apartment and orders so that she can send money to her family in Russia (sync.). D. Vyshnegradskiy shows his child's portrait, painted by ZE Serebryakova. The last self-portrait of ZE Serebryakova before her departure. Drawings by Z.E. Serebryakova, which depict scenes of French life, portraits of S. Prokofiev, his son Svyatoslav, his mother E. Lansere and others. The youngest daughter of Z.E. Serebryakova, Ekaterina, talks about her arrival in France, about her brother Alexander , who, having arrived in Paris, painted a lot of the old city, participated in the productions of films (sinhr.). Ekaterina Serebryakova is drinking tea, next to her at the table is Ekaterina Bonsenne. Scenery sketches created by A. Serebryakov. People in the Luxembourg Gardens. Drawing by Z.E. Serebryakova, which depicts the Luxembourg Gardens. The second part of. France, Brittany. Seascapes. Boulders on the shore. Streets, houses, embankment, port in [Komar]. The car drives down the street. Sailboats with lowered sails in the harbor. Boats at the shore. A street in one of the cities; the boy stands in the doorway, the girl in the window laughs. Street in the city of Pont-l'Abbé. A car, a cyclist are driving along the street. Catherine Bonsenne near the house. 98-year-old Breton Maria Lambour shows her wedding dress, an old Breton national costume, talks about them (sinhr.), Demonstrates the national headdress - kuaff. M. Lambour, sitting in a chair, knits. Interior view of the Catholic Cathedral. View of Lesconille. Ships in the bay. Boats on the sand at low tide. The fisherman pulls the boat along the shore, lowers it into the sea, and gets into the boat. A resident of Lesconille Jean Curro, who is depicted in one of the paintings of Z.E. Serebryakova with her mother as a child, says that this painting was shown at an exhibition in Quimper (sinhr.). People on the shore waiting for fish. Seiners enter the port, approach the pier. Seagulls take off from the pier. Fishermen unload boxes of fish and shrimp from the ship. The woman walks away from the ship with a package of fish. Pictures of Z.E. Serebryakova, which depict the landscapes of Brittany, Bretons and Bretons, a fish market. The third part. France, Brittany. Sea shore. Rocks on the shore. Waves roll onto the shore. France, Paris. View of one of the streets. Passers-by. Tram, cars on the streets. The house where the Serebryakovs lived in the first years of emigration. Portraits of Catherine, Alexander, painted by ZE Serebryakova. Ekaterina Serebryakova talks about herself, about the life of her family before and after the revolution (sinhr.). Cover of Vogue magazine, designed by Ekaterina Serebryakova. Drawings, miniature interiors - "boxes" with figures, made by Catherine. Portrait of a relative of Z.E. Serebryakova on the line of Lanceray - Praskovya Vladimirovna Saint-Hippolyte (born Trubetskoy). Praskovya Vladimirovna, her son, the chairman of the Zinaida Serebryakova Foundation, Pavel, and her granddaughter, Claude, are talking in the living room (sinhr.). Pavel talks about the 1928 exhibition, which presented the works of ZE Serebryakova, about her trips to Morocco (sinhr.). Pictures, drawings by Z.B. Serebryakova, written in Morocco. Fourth part. France, Paris. Portraits from the series "Moroccan portraits". Pavel Saint-Hippolyte talks about the creation of the Zinaida Serebryakova Foundation (sinhr.). Portrait of the brothers Paul and Peter Saint-Hippolytus. Praskovya Vladimirovna and Pavel are talking in the living room (sinhr.). Paul's elder brother - Peter Saint-Hippolytus says that he will continue his brother's work in the Foundation (sinhr.). Catherine Bonsenne (nee Saint-Hippolyte) talks about the creation of a scientific catalog of the entire heritage of Z.E. Serebryakova (sinhr.). E. Bonsenne works at the computer. Peter's daughter, Claude Saint-Hippolyte, photographs paintings by ZE Serebryakova for the catalog. Ekaterina Serebryakova in the studio talking about her family (sinhr.). Drawings by Catherine. Russia, St.Peterburg. House number 15 on the street. Glinka in St. Petersburg; a memorial plaque with the inscription: “In this house from 1808 to 1958. there lived representatives of the Benois, Lanceray, Serebryakov families, who gave the world outstanding architects, artists, sculptors, art historians ”(photo) France, Paris. Dmitry Vyshnegradsky tells about the memoirs of his grandfather A.N. Benois, where he writes about Z.E. Serebryakova, about her work (sinhr.). Watercolors by Ekaterina Serebryakova for the Bruges castle of Baron de Brouwer in Belgium. Russia, St.Peterburg. The clerks of the Russian Museum are lifting the panel by ZE Serebryakova on the wall. Fragments of the panel. Panel "Jurisprudence" - stands at the wall in the hall of the Russian Museum, Yana Lande and Vladimir Kruglov pass by. Fifth part Russia, St. Petersburg. People stand in front of the entrance to the exhibition of ZE Serebryakova in the Russian Museum; poster of the exhibition (photo). Curator of the exhibition “Zinaida Serebryakova. Naked "in the Russian Museum from the gallery" Triumph "Yana Lande speaks of the high professionalism of the museum restorers who restored the panels (sinhr.). V. Kruglov, a leading researcher at the Russian Museum, talks about four panels by ZE Serebryakova that adorned the villa of Baron de Broker in Belgium (sinhr.). Restored panels. France, Paris. Pictures in the studio of E.B. Serebryakova. Portrait of Dmitry Vyshnegradsky in his youth by Z.E. Serebryakova. D. Vyshnegradskiy is holding a portrait of his mother, painted by ZE Serebryakova. D. Vyshegradsky says that due to the lack of money for sitters, ZE Serebryakova constantly drew members of her family (sinhr, behind the scenes). Portraits of family members: Dmitry's mother, Dmitry's aunt, children, A.N. Benoit. Drawings by Z.E. Serebryakova, made during the war. Views of the castle and park Grusset in the suburbs of Paris. A gazebo in the park, made according to sketches by A. Serebryakov (photo). The owner of the Grusset castle, Jacques-Louis Remier, says that Alexander Serebryakov's work on the interiors of the castle and the design of the park made him and his sister Katerina famous, following Bestegi (the former owner of the Grusset castle), many noble families began to give orders to Alexander Serebryakov (sinhr., Behind the scenes in French). Sketches of interiors in the Grusset castle, made by Alexander. Self-portraits of Z.E. Serebryakova. House on Campan-Premier Street, where ZE Serebryakova lived until the end of her life. Portrait of Alexander in a fancy dress by Z.E. Serebryakova. Drawings of the masquerade ball in Venice by Alexander. Ekaterina Serebryakova shows a self-portrait of her mother. Sixth part. France. Paris. Portraits of the children of ZE Serebryakova - Tatiana and Eugene, who remained in Russia. Title page of the catalog of the exhibition of ZE Serebryakova in the USSR. Some of the paintings that were presented at this exhibition. Interior view of the North Dame de Cham church, where ZE Serebryakova was buried (photo). Church at the Sainte-Genevieve des Bois cemetery, where she was buried (photo). Ekaterina Serebryakova in the room talks about working with her brother Alexander (sinhr.). Drawings by Alexander: Oriental ball in Paris, Brigitte Bordeaux in carnival costume, people in carnival costumes. The motor ship "Brigitte Bardot" goes along the Seine river. Passage of Vero Doda. The sales area of the Henri Yutinel bookstore. Among the books on art on the shelf is a book about Alexander Serebryakov. Shop owner Henri Yutinel talks about a book about Alexander Serebryakov, published in French, Italian and Spanish. (sync. in French). A roadside billboard showing the road to the Aprimont-sur-Allier park. On the road billboard there is a drawing of A. Serebryakov's arbor. View of the park. Chinese bridge-pagoda, gazebo, made according to sketches by Alexander and Ekaterina Serebryakov. Painting in the gazebo. Watercolors by Ekaterina Serebryakova in the house of the mistress of Apremon, the famous writer Elvir de Brissac. Workshop of Zinaida, Alexander and Ekaterina Serebryakov; Catherine is sitting at the table. The interior of the workshop, on the table of sculptures by E. Lansare. Ekaterina Serebryakova shows her portrait in her youth, painted by ZE Serebryakova. House on Campan-Premier Street, where E. Serebryakovs lived. Cars are going by. Bicycles on the sidewalk. Katya Bonsenne and Peter Saint-Hippolyte enter the front door of the house. View from the window of the Serebryakovs' workshop to Paris. Raindrops are dripping onto the balcony. It's raining.
G. Dolmatovskaya
Film ID
automobile transport
, exhibitions
, architecture
, sea transport
, landscapes
, peoples life
, cities
, graphics
, painting
Number of Parts
I. Mordmillovich, V. Petukhov, Yu. Sobolkov
Other Creators
sound engineer N. Ustimenko, editing M. Naydenova, camera assistants E. Kramskaya, S. Smirnov, A. Danyaev, director T. Anurova, producers L. Budyak, K. Bonsenne, I. Kabishchev
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