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The Metaphorical Realism of Sergey Milchenko. Sculpture: Exhibition at the Russian Academy of Arts
Venue: Exhibition Halls of the Russian Academy of Arts
21 Prechistenka street, Moscow
The Russian Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of sculptures by the Honored Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Sergey Milchenko belonging to the pleiad of brilliant and original masters of contemporary Russian sculpture. The artist is best known for his works on religious and Biblical topics. Philosophically significant and personally experienced, his multi-figure sculptural compositions are full of emotional power and expressive form, these are “The Entry into Jerusalem”, “In the Garden of Gethsemane”, “Judas Kiss”, “The Last Supper” and others.
Sergey Milchenko was born in 1962 in the Moscow region. He finished the Moscow Secondary Art School, in 1985 - graduated from the Kharkov Institute of Arts and Industries. The sculptures of Milchenko, executed in diverse materials and based on the Roman and Eastern-Slavic traditions, often reflect historical reminiscences combined with the author’s personal contemplations.
The artist works both in easel and monumental sculpture. Among his major works are “The Crucifixion” for the church in the Village of Troitskoye (Moscow Region); reliefs “The Capture of Ismail” and “The Assault on the Devil’s Bridge” for the monument to Alexander Suvorov in the Catherine’s Park (Moscow); the Tsar’s and deacon’s doors for the baptismal church “In Commemoration of all New Martyrs of Russia” in the Petrovsky Park in Moscow, Memorial to Victims of the Nazis’ Occupation of the Crimea in 1941-1944 in Simferopol, etc. The sculptor’s works abroad include: monument to St. Andrew in Kharkov, sculptural composition “The Savior” for the Ascension Church in Woodchester (Great Britain), cross for the Cathedral in Lancaster (Great Britain), bishop’s crosier and pectoral cross for the Cathedral in Witby (Great Britain), the sculptural Deesis and cross for the Monastery of the Holy Mother of God in Walsingham (Great Britain).
The sculptor’s works are in collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery and other major museums in Russia, as well as in private collections in the United States, France, Netherlands, Great Britain and other countries.