"While creativity of peredvizhniki represented the phenomenon the turned to perhaps wider public audience, their association in itself remained the closed corporation allowing reception of new members only by vote".1
The I group is made by official documents. Here drafts of the charter, Charters of Association of mobile art exhibitions, reports of board of Association of peredvizhniki, indexes of art exhibitions, catalogs of exhibitions of Association, different statement and other documents are included:
The senior generation of peredvizhniki N. Ge, G. Myasoyedov, I. Kramskoy, V. Perov, L. Kamenev, I. Pryanishnikov, T. Bryullov, I. Shishkin, A. Savrasov, M.P. Klodt, W. Jacobi, N. Lemokh, A. Korzukhin, K.F. Gong, A.P. Bogolyubov, S. Ammosov and other artists, tried to pass on the saved-up experience and the knowledge to successors of their ideas and traditions.
The closed corporationism of the art organization became the first reason. For all the time of existence of Association, only the few received honor to become his member. At what any documentary confirmation of reception or refusal in reception it is not recorded.
the method of the concrete analysis assumes research of the historical phenomena taking into account conditions of their emergence and interference, as unity of their diverse components of elements. It means search of the concrete reasons which generated certain events in development of science, expansion of a perspective, emergence of the new, earlier not covered topics, a condition of formation of new ideas, conclusions, generalizations, etc.
"Creative individualism" of each artist became the following important reason so-called. It increases parallel to growth of value of Association. During this period creative lines of individual shape of each Itinerant were already distinctly designated. It was strength of Association, but in it, prerequisites to its split, as complete organization rooted.
In introduction relevance of a subject is considered, the historiographic review, istochnikovy base is given, the work methodology is shown, the purposes and tasks, the scientific and practical importance of the conducted research are defined.
Participants of the I-st mobile exhibition became: V. F. Amman, S. N. Ammosov, A.P. Bogolyubov, N. N. Ge, K.F. Kuhn, L.L. Kamenev, F.F. Kamensky (sculptor), M. K. Klodt, M.P. Klodt, I.N. Kramskoy, V. M. Maximov, G.G. Myasoyedov, V. G. Perov, I.M. Pryanishnikov, A.K. Savrasov, I.I. Shishkin.
Business of the organization of mobile exhibitions was promoted very by understanding of that everywhere there was democratically adjusted viewer interested in development of realistic direction in art.
Knowing about existence of Artel, having visited one of it "chetvergovy meetings", Myasoyedov understood that it already played the role very useful and important as the first independent art organization existing without the aid of Academy".1
Methodological basis of work are the principles of historicism and scientific objectivity assuming consideration of any historical phenomenon including history of creation and activity of Association of mobile art exhibitions in development, in the context of a concrete historical era.
To this period among artists there is a discussion not only the draft of future charter of Association, but also the form of the organization. What it will be? Founders of the Companion finally stop on a mobile form of exhibition activity. Though already at once it became clear that it will be much more burdensome and more difficult.
it kazhtsya strange and immoral that the artist, seeing sufferings of people, not so much feels pity, how many observes to reproduce these sufferings. And it is not immoral. Sufferings of one person are insignificant in comparison with that spiritual – if it is the benefit – influence which will make a work of art.
The task of this organization was formulated quite specifically: "creation of such association which would be operated by the artists rallied by a community of ideological and creative aspirations and which would undertake to solve their material problems, promoting realization of works".1