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Russia. Realism. XXI century

Dmitry Loktionov. Hares and Cabbage. Apprehension of the Civil War. 2015 Oil on canvas. 45 Tavricheskaya Painting Gallery
11 november 2015—24 february 2016

The exhibition presents the development of a variety of realistic tradition in the works of contemporary Russian artists working on the brink of academic, photorealism, and other variations of this movement that emerged in the last decades of the twentieth century. The exposition consists of the works of famous, mostly young painters and graphic artists of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Alexey Belyaev-Gintovt Ekaterina Grachev Vadim Grigoriev-Bashun Alexander Dashevsky, Frol Ivanov Denis Ichitovkin, Taisiya Korotkov, Cyril Koteshov Olga Osnach Paul separately Catherine Igor Pestov Vladimir Potapov Vitaly Pushnitskii, Kerim Ragimov, Hamid Savkuev Victor Safonkin Maria Safronova, Mikhail Khazin, and others). Many of these artists brings the desire to lock in an acute, sometimes provocative form a new angle from which is now considered realistic tradition.

The terms of the interests of the authors of the works presented is very wide: it is a passion for

«leaving nature» and manifestations «Soviet» in the present or artist retreat to the position of an observer who eschews ratings and comments. Also in the works of a number of young artists developed a special concept of the painting, which operates objective form, feeling distrust of visual reality and currently existing technology of its objective of fixing. Despite the fact that the participants in this project do not belong to any one association or a circle of associates with a distinct artistic positions, the exhibition has a holistic concept. The exhibition can reveal the specifics of the realism of the XXI century in the context of the problems of contemporary art and show this phenomenon as an integral part of the contemporary creative process.

The exhibition is sponsored by OAO NOVATEK

Pyotr Shvetsov. Unobvious Guess Turning into Certainty. 2013. Oil on canvas. Property of the artist. Victor Safonkin. The First Snow. 2014. Oil on canvas. Property of the artist. Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt. Victory Day Parade 2937 (I). 2010. Hand printing by red printing ink and gold leaf on canvas. Triumph Gallery, Moscow Dmitry Gretsky in collaboration with Evgenia Kats. Michael. From the Terracotta warriors series. Oil on canvas. 2010.State Russian Museum. Dmitry Gretsky in collaboration with Evgenia Kats. Zhenya. Diptych. From the Terracotta warriors series. Oil on canvas. 2010. State Russian Museum.

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Folk Art of Nizhny Novgorod

Folk Art of Nizhny Novgorod

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.

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Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

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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