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Confectionery paradise

In the Hermitage the exhibition " has opened; Mejsensky porcelain 1900 - 1930 - x years . ANNA MATVEEVA very much tried, but and could not make out in porcelain of reflexion of history.
the Hermitage last year strong undertook porcelain: to us recently showed porcelain of Bateninsky and Kornilovsky factories, a modular exhibition Tea drinking in Russia (too half porcelain ) . Now the turn has reached the most well-known European porcelain - mejsenskogo. The Mejsensky manufactory - the oldest in Europe: next year to it it will be executed three hundred years. With x devices one ate not x a dynasty, is mejsenskie things and in the Hermitage collection. However at all popularity x x sabres (a firm brand of a manufactory), to the Russian spectator this exhibition in a novelty: in our country never before showed such wonder, as mejsensky XX-th century porcelain. A Hermitage collection this time there is nothing: the exhibition was made by things of meeting of the House of arts of Remsxalden - Grunbax, experts of the Hermitage only carried out selection and exposition configuration.

the exhibition soars in x - that x, x angels. Besides angels, in the big variety are presented x mladenchiki (the same angels, only without wings), shchenochki, every possible fauna, especially exotic, from x birds to slonikov, sketches from life of Chineses and moors, languid pastorals and, certainly, every possible florets. Idyll of mass taste became an exhibition leitmotif but that is much more interesting - the exhibition shows mass taste as absolutely universal, not subject to influences of time a category. It is difficult to find more drama and changeable x, than first half of XX-th century. Germany of that time shook not much less than Russia: the First World War, the Weimar republic, x nazis to the power, the Second World War, the followed section of Germany between the countries - winners - however these x, blood entered in history, were not reflected in any way on x exhibitions. From an exposition it is possible to conclude that in Germany x, x, and even x and x years the calm, a smooth surface yes the divine good fortune reigned. It is difficult, if not it is impossible for the nonspecialist, to distinguish things of the first decade of a century from things x times. Here before us a figurine the Peacock Paulja Walter`s workshop of 1905 - a charming painted birdie. And here a figurine the Heron the same workshop, but made where - that between 1934 and 1945 years - too a charming birdie, only white porcelain. Here a box for jewelry: the most gentle painted florets, the gilt handles, on a cover frolic x kitajchata. The box is dated 1935, Germany has already risen under banners of Third Rejxa, the first already were under construction a concentration camp. Year x Hitler to the power, 1933 - j, is noted by a figurine Amazon and the Cupid : the graceful maiden on even more graceful horse to whom in an ear whispers something x the boy with wings. At x x products are not present exact date, and year x manufacturing is designated approximately so - 1935 - 1945 . But the history which has held in these dates, has passed by mejsenskih fintifljushek: they and have overslept all world shocks in the confectionery paradise. the flutist and the Moor with a parrot the Dancer with a mask and the Lady with a fan Butting antelopes Otto Piltsa from idyllic 1912 which differ nothing from created in 1935 - m the Scottish pony Xx to Fight. Unless rather quiet x a modernist style (in Germany - Jugendshtil) has left on itself some services with quite recognised modern an ornament. The paradoxical message of a Hermitage exhibition also consists in it, apparently: You look at the painted and gilt porcelain blancmanges with goats, pesikami, rural sketches - and you read on x under them: Germany, 1933 Germany, 1939 Germany, 1945 . Strashnovato.