Nikolai Nosov sculptor
Nikolai Nosov sculptor medal engraver
The school is associated with the activities of outstanding artists. At different times it was taught by SV Vasilkovsky, PD Buchkin, VL Simonov, RK Taurit, RR Frenz, and others.
With gratitude he remembers Nosov of his teacher in the engraving skills of Nikolai Sergeyevich Dubrovsky, who instilled strong skills in hard work, the art of carving in steel.
One of the main producers of this production in Leningrad was the Lenemalier plant, where II came to work after the termination of the department of craftsmen. Noses.
Badges are small monuments, which, as a rule, mark events of great historical significance. The Great Patriotic War, a truly holy time for everyone who experienced it, first of all. This is the period of our history, when everything was superfluous and everything is subordinated to one cherished goal of liberation
Homeland of the fascist evil. And it is no accident that this topic has become dominant in the artist’s work on badges. They are all well-arranged, well-rooted in the schedule and distinguished by symbolic generalization and high performance culture, which require the author not only artistic abilities, but also a good knowledge of the technology of their production
The head of studies on sculpture, Pyotr Moiseevich Krivorutsky so formulated his attitude to the education of the artist: “The amateur sculptor always thirsts for creativity. But we must give him that opportunity. If he does not have a fine, give him sitters, teach him how to use a living model, to see, to think, to feel correctly. Then we will not dry it, but we will preserve and develop in the lover the brightness and acuity of the feeling, enrich its fantasy and awaken the activity and the achievement of the goal ”
Among the principles of education of the sculptor were on fertile soil. “If earlier – wrote Nosov – I wanted to feel the sculpture purely outwardly, feel the chest, understand the anatomy of the arm and leg, now I want to create a generalized philosophical image of a person, to show his beautiful soul!”.
And he turned to the hero of the Gorky work legendary Danko. First, sketches were created, which, as a result of the search for a generalized modeling language, made it possible to achieve a monumental and laconic composition. Almost three-meter statue of Danko found a positive response; artistic criticism of the country. The well-known art critic Tatiana Borisovna Belskaya described this work as follows: “The composition is truly sculptural spatial, looks good from all sides, the visual silhouette reveals the gem from every point of view in a new way.”
The study and work of the amateur studio gave a lot to the beginning artist in terms of choosing ways of constructing an artistic image, choosing a plastic language, analyzing the piercing of the masters of Russian and foreign classics.
Classes at the engraving faculty of the Leningrad Higher School of Economics, supplemented by higher education received at the Pedagogical Institute, enabled the artist to link his fate with the Leningrad Mint, where he has been working since 1974 to the present. Here his abilities and talent were most fully manifested.
The portrait of AI Herzen performed on it is marked by expressiveness, a special feeling of “incisive” relief.
Despite the various compositional and plastic approaches, the teacher and the student unite a lot. This is the thoroughness of the selection of the preparatory iconographic material, and the accuracy of portrait similarity, and the desire, first of all, to reflect the most characteristic and typical in the selected topic. They are united even by the fact that NA Nosov, working as an engraver in the St. Petersburg Mint, usually deals with the so-called editing of the instrument for the medals created by Korolkz.
The interpretation of the portrait of the author of the “Internationale” is realistically expressive, psychologically accurate.
At first the medal was minted in several trial copies, but it was issued in circulation with changed inscriptions of the reverse side only in 1989.
To the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lyon Feichtwanger – an outstanding German writer, a passionate anti-fascist, one of N. Nosov’s subsequent works is devoted. Feuchtwanger is the author of numerous novels connected with the most ancient history and with topical problems of our time. In all his work, the writer acted as a denouncer of violence, barbarism, racism. It is no coincidence that the fascists, having come to power in Germany, banned his books, sentencing them to public burning. On the medals Feigwagner is represented by one of his last portraits, and on the reverse side a facsimile signature of a progressive writer is reproduced.
The original composition is a commemorative medal created in cooperation with the artist A. Zusnko to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Bryansk. On the front side of her monument, created for a landmark anniversary. The equestrian statue of Prince Igor is complemented by the figure of the legendary Boyan. On the reverse side between the rays of the five-pointed star, the main architectural sights of the city of combat and labor glory are reproduced.
A large group of medals, created by N. Nosov, is united by the theme of cosmonautics. Among them, portrait signs are medals in honor of academicians A. Shvetsov, N. Pilyugin, a medal concerning the creation of the manned ship “Buran” and others.
Masters of medal art are constantly referring to Pushkin. The wizard of poetry excites the imagination of many artists. However, Nosov created his own image of the poet. Nikolai Alexandrovich says: “For the first time over the image of Pushkin, I happened to work several years ago, when the jubilee Pushkin ruble was being prepared for the LMD. Pushkin is one of the most beloved poets of my time. Acquaintance with dozens of his portrayals, first of all, during his lifetime, allowed me to elect VL Tropinin and PF Sokolov as a guide for my portrait image, most convincing in my opinion, and, in the opinion of contemporaries, “.
Pushkin carried away the artist, and he repeatedly appealed to the image and He was creating several portrait medallions and the original second version of Pushkin’s replicated medal.
Goal from the year the medal skills of NA Kosova grew. Evidence of this is his medals in recent years.
This is how a person appears at the medal of work II created in his honor. A. Nosov and minted by the Leningrad Mint in 1990. It can also serve as an example of a successful use of the reverse side. Petersburg of Dostoevsky; This is a medaller reproduced beautiful corners of one of the old districts of St. Petersburg. Kolomna … One of the most beautiful in the world belfry of St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Lion Bridge, the small Gostiny Dvor on the Kkltstsrtsensky channel and other subjects related to Dostoyevsky’s work. The revolving sago wound has extraordinarily enriched the content of the whole work, has allowed to reveal the image of the great writer more fully.
The image of Vladimir Vysotsky, the folk bard, one of the first to reveal ulcers and the horrors of our life, inspired many medal artists, among them Nikolai Nosop. Tragic, full of sorrow is presented to us by the poet-singer in this work. The history knows many names with such an amazing, dramatic fate of a man endowed with great talent, but subjected to persistent persecution and persecution for many years … “Something like that, I got caught fastidious …” Vysotsky sang. stressing the tragedy of his life. Created by the medalist his portrait is marked by great inner strength and at the same time, lyricism.
Extremely clear, soft in light and shade, the portrait created Nosop on medals in honor of the geometer, petrograph and geologist E. S Fedorov, one of the founders of crystallography. The portrait is marked by the extraordinary nobility of the person in accordance with the spiritual image of the scientist. Fedorov’s longstanding connection with the St. Petersburg Gorshy Institute is emphasized by his emblem on the portico of the building, placed on the reverse of the medal.
The medal devoted to Academician PV Belov in connection with the centenary of his birth was decided differently.
As always, the artist showed himself to be a good portraitist in the work on the award medal named after Professor VF Udritz, the famous Russian otolaryngologist.
In subsequent goals, the medal worked on the creation of the “five” with the monument “Millennium of Russia”, a ruble dedicated to M. Yu. Lermontov. The monetary epic continues to this day. A coin worth 25 rubles is minted from palladium. Interesting and such a fact. In the center of the reverse side, a medal was reproduced for the same event of the work of one of the celebrated Russian masters FP Tolstoy. Work on a miniature image of a fairly large medal demanded from Nosov, in truth masterly craftsmanship, both in sculpting and engraving the tool. According to the illustrated German magazine “Münzen shop”, the coin, as well as the whole series, is very popular among Western collectors and in this considerable merit and NA Nosova.
The contribution of Nosov the artist to the creation of “replicas” is described in detail in an article by Valentina Nakhimovskaya in the Petersburg newspaper “Miniature” (No3). Nakhimovskaya writes: “Every time before the engraver-medalist engaged in the manufacture of dies for these replicas, the task was to betray the artistic features of the postage stamp, the graphic beauty of its linear planar drawing, and turn it into a form close to the traditional coin by means of plastics.” NA Nosov coped with this difficult task with brilliance.
Religious themes allowed the master to emphasize his talent even more.
NL Nosov is an active participant in medal exhibitions, including the First and Second World exhibitions, the exhibition “The Silver Age” of Russian Culture “in the St. Petersburg Museum of AA Akhmatova and many others.
Wide creative plans of the artist. Work has already started on the medaller suite, dedicated to the outstanding figures of the Russian ballet. Among them, miniatures in honor of the famous T. Karsavina M. Kshissinskaya, E. Smirnova, V. Nijinsky. A placard will be created in honor of Leo Tolstoy. Creativity of a multifaceted artist is a worthy contribution and a national culture.