The exhibition, which was not to take place! 30 cartoons from Yuri Bogatyrev
The life of the talented actor Yuri Bogatyrev unfortunately cut short early enough. Actor died in 41 years, in spite of this he is in my life been able to achieve much. And it has made a significant contribution to the development of theater art and the Soviet cinema. Yuri Bogatyrev also left a remarkable collection of drawings.
Yuri Bogatyrev, a schoolboy was fond of drawing. At a young age, drawing talent helped him earn money. Yuri did not like to ask for money from their parents. Also, young people took part in archaeological excavations, he sketched the artifacts found, namely pottery shards, coins, women's jewelry.
Its pattern Yuri Bogatirev painted on a common kitchen. He settled down at the kitchen table with paints and brushes, and next on the plate cooked meal. While drawing, he often talked with the neighbors joked. Caricatures and portraits of colleagues from a similar atmosphere was even better. People lined up to Yuri them portrayed. Figures Yuri Bogatyrev gave friends and colleagues in the theater. Now they adorn the collections of many famous movie actors, and theater.
"Not at all, I do not claim to professionalism, and my drawings may be, perhaps, a touch to the portrait of the artist" - he wrote Yuri Bogatyrev, clearly downplaying their talents.
And here is what he said about it the director Nikita Mikhalkov: "Yura - man revivalist talents: music is very capable painter, he could be a singer, conductor and illustrator. But he became a great Russian artist, with all the conveniences and inconveniences. "
In 1989, Yuri Bogatyrev preparing a first solo exhibition in his life. She was supposed to open in Moscow on 6 February. But on this day was his funeral. After the artist's death his cousin Tatiana Tomnitskaya organized a tour of paintings in the country in order to raise money for the production of the monument to Yury Bogatyrev.
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