The ‘Drawings and Watercolours in Russia. XX Century’ exhibition completes the ‘Three Centuries of Russian Drawing’ lasting many years project. 200 artworks by 130 authors will be presented on the exposition. Among them there are not only artworks by the most prominent names in the history of Russian Fine Arts of the XX century, but the drawings by little-known artists, who also influenced on a development of Russian drawing art.
The exposition contains drawings and watercolours of XX century, when drawing found its independence and realized itself as a special diversity of fine arts. So numerous artworks that were created in one of the most complicated period of Russian history are gathered together for the first time.
The first decade of the XX century introduced important changes into the art of drawing. These changes determined its development till the end of the century. Traits of the time kept in the creative oeuvre of V. Favorsky and A. Tyshler, I. Golitsyn and T. Shishmaryova, V. Sterligov and D. Mitrokhin, V. Kurdov and A. Kaplan, V. Vetrogonsky and V. Volkov, P. Kondratyev and P. Dik and other masters. Their artworks allow forming an opinion on new opportunities of plastic expressions and changing of stylistic directions. Traditional borders of the genre were washed away. New synthetic forms, which combined traits of portrait and genre painting, interior and still-life, subject compositions and landscape, appeared.
21 december 2017—26 march 2018
The exhibition amasses impressive handiwork by artisans of the Niznny Novgorod Region, including unique pieces of Khokhloma and Gorodets painting, metalware, women costumes, wooden toys, and ceramic ware.
20 december 2017—2 april 2018
Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, is one of the most prominent masters of the late 19th century European academic painting. His career in art was closely interwoven with Rome. The exhibition will unite 125 artworks by Siemiradzki and his contemporaries, Russian academic painters and sculptors, who worked in the Eternal City in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
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