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Petrov-Vodkin's Circle

A. Zernov. Portrait of a model. 1926. Oil on canvas. Collection of A. Esipovich-Roginskaya, St. Petersburg
2 june 2016—23 october 2016

The exhibition presents the oeuvre of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and works by his contemporaries, pupils and associates. He taught in the school of E.Zvantseva in 1910-s and later was a professor in the Academy of arts. Being a teacher of painting, he also inspired his students and allies, which led to the formation of a generation of artists, united by a unique artistic vision and style.

The exhibition comprises over 100 paintings and graphic works by various artists from the “Circle of Petrov-Vodkin”, among which are N. Lermontova, F. Shikhmanova, T. Kupervasser, A.Lappo-Danilevsky, L. Chupyatov, A. Zernov, A. Efros, I. Lizak, V. Malagis and others.

 The works presented come from the collection of the Russian Museum, Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Nizhniy Tagil State Museum of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, The State Museum of the Fine arts of the Republic of Tatarstan (Kazan) and from more than 10 private collections.


N. Lermontova. Nude boy. 1910. Oil on canvas. Collection of A. Esipovich-Roginskaya, St. Petersburg K. Petrov-Vodkin. The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. 1911. Oil on canvas. Collection of Paleev family, St. Petersburg L. Chupyatov. Still life. Apples and lemon. 1923. Oil on canvas. The State Russian museum. F. Shikhmanova. Portrait of a ballet dancer. Middle of 1910-s. Oil on canvas. Collection of A. Esipovich-Roginskaya, St. Petersburg

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