Fine art restorer Philipp Guzanov will restore three paintings from the holdings of the Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Arts devoted to Magnezit plant. The paintings of Serafima Ryangina At High Furnace and Brick Shop as well as the painting of Boris Yakovlev The Mine. Satka were created in 1935. The project is implemented under auspices of S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy represented by Philipp Guzanov, which became possible owing to Magnezit Group and Sobranie Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund.

In the 1930-ths, S. Ryangina and B. Yakovlev as many other artists of those days were impressed by the scope of industrial construction. The creative mission to the Ural resulted in industrial landscapes and portraits of workers exposed at Ural-Kuzbass exhibition in 1935-1936, which became a milestone event.

“The paintings require considerable restoration. The condition of the painting made it impossible to demonstrate them and they have been kept in the museum storage for many years. We are grateful to Magnezit Group and Sobranie Fund for the possibility to bring the beautiful paintings of the Soviet art masters back to life. The understanding of museum problems and readiness to assist in solving them at such a high professional level is quite a rare thing. It is also worth noting that participation in the restoration process will be a useful experience for our fine art restorers. It is excellent that three unique paintings will be at last available to the visitors of both live and virtual expositions of our museum,” says director of the Chelyabinsk Museum of Fine Arts Stanislav Tkachenko.

The restoration of the paintings will take place in the Art Gallery of the Chelyabinsk Museum of Fine Arts (92a Truda St.) from 21 November to 2 December 2017.

The Chelyabinsk Museum of Fine Arts with the assistance of Magnezit Group and Sobranie Fund intends to demonstrate the paintings “on the ground”, in Satka, Chelyabinsk Region, in 2018.

Ryangina Serafima Vasilyevna (1891-1955) is a Soviet painter, the Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1955). She created subject paintings devoted to the work and life of the Soviet people (The Meal of the Worker, 1927, Friends, 1945 – both exposed in the State Tretyakov Gallery), portraits, landscapes and still-life paintings.

Yakovlev Boris Nikolayevich (1890—1972) is a Russian landscape painter. He was one of the first Soviet artists who drew his focus toward the industrial landscape painting praising the ‘romanticism’ of the socialist construction. His famous works are also devoted to industrialization of the country: Transport Gets Going (1923) and the lyric landscape painting Ploughland (1950-ths).

Guzanov Philipp Vladimirovich is a painter and a fine art restorer. In 1992 he graduated from Year 1905 Moscow Regional Pedagogical Art School where he studied in the class of V.I. Pastukhov. He graduated from S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy, where he studied under Professor P.G. Redechkin. Since 1992 he has been a fine art restorer in the State Scientific and Research Institute of Restoration restoring monumental and easel paintings in tempera and oil.