ХХ c. 1985 yr.
The astronaut sits on a wooden chair, throwing his foot on his leg, the arms outstretched. The relaxed posture comes into discord with a strained, pained expression on the face of a man with closed eyes. His eyebrows are folded; the corners of his lips are lowered. The suit is made of aluminium, while the face, hands, and bare feet are cast from bronze.
- Erkin Mergen
- About the author
- Born on 06.03.1940, Alma-Ata – 27.07.2015, Almaty. Honoured Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR, People's Artist of Kazakhstan, Professor. The first laureate of the Independent Tarlan National Prize of the Club of Patrons of Kazakhstan (2000). The Pushkin Gold Medal for his contribution to the development, preservation and augmentation of the traditions of Russian culture, development and development of new styles and trends in art (Moscow, Russia, 2002). Chairman of the Board of the Kazakhstan’s Union of Artists (1987–1994, re-elected to this post in 1998). In 1957–1962, he studied at the Gogol Academy of Arts. In 1968–1973, studied at the Surikov Art Academy and taught by L. Kerbel. Participated in exhibitions since 1961. He was a member of the Academy of Arts since 1974. He lived and worked in Almaty.
- XX centure
- Materials, technic
- Metal, wood, bronze, aluminium
- 185 х 125 х 130
- National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan