Erzia International Art Foundation

Quebracho

About the Memorial Collection of Quebracho Trunks

The Erzia Foundation has been lucky enough to become the owner of a unique memorial collection of quebracho tree trunks and burls, which in 1950 were brought by S. Erzia from South America to Moscow. Currently, the trunks are being restored and cleaned, and the restored samples are successfully showed at the exhibitions held by the Foundation.

Amazing quebracho and algarrobo trees are a real treasure of Argentina. Argentinians are extremely careful about their nature, cherish and honor its gifts. They are rightfully proud of these valuable tree species that give incomparable charm to their country image. The first among them is the quebracho tree – a symbol of steadiness and firmness, the national emblem of Argentina.

Stepan Erzia was the first sculptor, who managed to raise wood of subtropical trees, such as quebracho, algarrobo and urunday with their amazingly hard structure, to the rank of classic material, like marble or bronze, creating real masterpieces of sculpture. His art opened to Argentinian artists the beauty and uniqueness of quebracho and algarrobo.

Erzia’s works in wood made quite strong impression on his contemporaries, Argentinian masters, and many of them became the followers of the Russian sculptor. His works acquired during his lifetime at his workshop or exhibitions are now kept in the best Argentine museums, and to this day are still being studied,  copied, and inspire young sculptors.

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The President of Erzia International Art Foundation Mikhail Zhuravlev , Vice-President Elena Butrova and restorer Alexander Tolokin are looking for talented youth in various kinds of art

13 July 2021

The President of Erzia International Art Foundation Mikhail Zhuravlev , Vice-President Elena Butrova and restorer Alexander Tolokin are looking for talented youth in various kinds of art. In May 2021, the members of the foundation met Roma Dyadyunov, a young fourteen-year-old sculptor…

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Employees of Erzia International Art Foundation held an event at Ostafyevo Estate Museum

16 June 2021

Employees of Erzia International Art Foundation held an event at Ostafyevo Estate Museum. The aim was to get acquainted with the expositions of the exhibitions “House with a samovar” by Ekaterina Ulyanova and ” Cherished alleys of noble nests…” by Olga Krotova-Sverchkova….

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Guests of the exhibition “Worlds of Master Erzia. Baku ”marked the most liked works of children with special stickers.

15 June 2021

Guests of the exhibition “Worlds of Master Erzia. Baku ”marked the most liked works of children with special stickers. The largest number of votes was collected by two drawings – the metaphorical picture “Erzia embraces Baku” by Yagubov Sultan-Davud and the cheerful…

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