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The history of the main work of the Soviet Russian painter Pavel Korin is majestic and tragic. The grandeur of the painting “Outgoing Russia” is in the scope of the artistic design, and the tragedy is that he was not destined to be fully realized - Korin's work remained incomplete.
The Tretyakov Gallery stores 29 fragments for a large-scale composition of an unwritten picture. Visitors to the museum, however, see independent integral images in the sketches, and mentally collecting scenes depicted together, they understand what the master conceived.
The action of the film "Outgoing Russia" returns the audience in 1925 to the Moscow Donskoy Monastery. The clergy of all ranks, sincere believers and fanatics, holy fools and paupers - all say goodbye to Patriarch Tikhon in the sacred funeral ceremony. Pavel Korin was personally able to observe this solemn dramatic procession along with other artists, composers and pen masters. Truly, with a woeful anguish, the soul of the Russian painter shook from everything he saw.
The inconspicuous voice of the Orthodox churches was echoed in everyday life only by a quiet ringing of bells; now - at the moment of farewell to the main spiritual mentor, he sounded in full force, he mourned, but hoped for the victory of Orthodox Russia.
The philosophical picture conveys in the smallest details the robes of bishops, nuns, clergy of all degrees, their characters and mental anguish at the time of the pilgrimage. With exceptional expressiveness, the master wrote the interior of the church - ancient murals with the faces of saints.
Korin originally called the future masterpiece a funeral service - “Requiem”. “Russia leaving” was the picture on the advice of Maxim Gorky, who admired the artist’s undertaking and protected her from the godless Soviet regime.
The Requiem has changed over the years from the concept of the death of Russian spirituality to the testimony of the wealth and steadfastness of the spirit of the Church.
Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin Crimea Gurzuf