Dear visitors! Note that the AZ Museum will be closed from January 16 to February 8 due to the exposition change. New exhibition will open on February 9.
Zverev in his landscapes could convey airy effects using unique techniques. He painted them by wet paper, pouring talc powder or salt. That is how the nature was filled with air, fog or sultriness.
We will need:
1. Plan a drawing of your landscape using a pencil.
2. Dampen the paper with water.
3. Apply watercolors using a brush, trying to paint with clear shades of colors. Observe, how the colors intermix on the paper. Use the top of your brush to paint trees, branches. Notice how the image is becoming blurred like in the rain or in a fog.
4. Powder the image with the talc and salt while the paper is still dump.
5. Paint right on a top of the layer of talc and salt, clarifying details and composition. Don’t be afraid to mix colors with powder or salt!
5. Wait till it dries off.
6. Then, swipe the talc and salt using a dry brush.
7. Contemplate your airy landscape! Morning sunrise? Day mist? Or evening fog?
We recommend travelling to Mayakovskaya metro station. The walk to the AZ Museum will take around five minutes. After leaving the station, turn first to the right into the alley, then moving forward, at the first intersection, turn left to 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street. Walk a few meters. AZ Museum will be on your right.
There are paid parking spaces on either side of 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street or in the nearest alleys. Parking is limited, and on weekends and public holidays, the parking lots may be full.