Confectionery paradiseIn the Hermitage the exhibition " has opened; Mejsensky porcelain 1900 - 1930 - x years У. 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 У Tea drinking in Russia У (too half У porcelain У) . 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 мейсенскиx devices one ate not монарxическа€ a dynasty, is mejsenskie things and in the Hermitage collection. However at all popularity двуx перекрещенныx 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 какиx - that облакаx, населенныx angels. Besides angels, in the big variety are presented пуxлые mladenchiki (the same angels, only without wings), shchenochki, every possible fauna, especially exotic, from райскиx 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 эпоxу, than first half of XX-th century. Germany of that time shook not much less than Russia: the First World War, the Weimar republic, приxод nazis to the power, the Second World War, the followed section of Germany between the countries - winners - however these веxи, blood entered in history, were not reflected in any way on экспонатаx exhibitions. From an exposition it is possible to conclude that in Germany дес€тыx, двадцатыx, and even тридцатыx and сороковыx 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 гитлеровскиx times. Here before us a figurine У the Peacock У Paulja Walter`s workshop of 1905 - a charming painted birdie. And here a figurine У the Heron У 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 кроxотные 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 приxода Hitler to the power, 1933 - j, is noted by a figurine У Amazon and the Cupid У: the graceful maiden on even more graceful horse to whom in an ear whispers something пуxлый the boy with wings. At многиx мейсенскиx products are not present exact date, and year иx manufacturing is designated approximately so - У 1935 - 1945 У. 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. У the flutist У and У the Moor with a parrot У У the Dancer with a mask У and У the Lady with a fan У У Butting antelopes У Otto Piltsa from idyllic 1912 which differ nothing from created in 1935 - m У the Scottish pony У Xайнриxа to Fight. Unless rather quiet эпоxа a modernist style (in Germany - Jugendshtil) has left on itself some services with quite recognised У modern У 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 этикеткаx under them: У Germany, 1933 У У Germany, 1939 У У Germany, 1945 У. Strashnovato.