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The Traveller’s Gaze: Russian Artists around the World

K. Makovsky. The handing over of the Sacred Carpet in Cairo. 1876. The State Russian Museum
10 february—26 august 2018
The exhibition is held at the Málaga branch

In Russia, the travel genre in art began its active development at the end of the 18th century. This was when the Academy of Arts, founded back in the mid-18th century, began sending not only historical painters but its best students of landscape art abroad on creative assignments (pensioners’ journeys). Semyon Shchedrin and Fyodor Matveyev were sent to Italy, the destination preferred over France and Germany in the first half of the 19th century, and were the first Russians to capture the architectural and scenic beauty of that country. Subsequent travellers to Italy were Orest Kiprensky, Sylvester Shchedrin, the Brullov brothers, Karl and Alexander, Alexander Ivanov, and other early 19th-century artists, who worked not only in the genre of landscape, but also in portraiture and the historical and everyday genres as well. They did not blindly imitate, however, but rather combined their own art with that of the Europeans, retaining their freedom of self-expression.

From the mid-19th century onwards, artists’ search for new creative impulses led them to prefer France, where art’s most innovative tendencies were then concentrating. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and other cutting-edge trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries could be studied only in France. 

In the period from the 1920s through 1940s, few Russians travelled abroad. As a consequence, very few images of that period are known. However, one can admire remarkable American paintings by Alexander Deineka and Morocco paintings by Zinaida Serebryakova, which are included in the exhibition.

The travel scope of Russian artists, represented in the exhibition The Traveller’s Gaze,  includes Italy, France, Egypt, Palestine, Japan, China, Morocco, and the USA. Their travel impressions in paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the collection of the Russian Museum are now on display for the public in Malaga, Spain. 

V. Vasnetsov. Acrobats, Festival in a Paris suburb. 1877. The State Russian Museum I. Levitan. Lake Como. 1895. The State Russian Museum I. Repin. A Black Woman. 1876. The State Russian Museum A. Deineka. The Black's Concert. 1935. The State Russian Museum N. Roerich. Fortress (Lhasa). 1947. The State Russian Museum

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Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

20 december 2018—11 march 2019

The exhibition will present more than 600 works of various types of textile art, painting, graphics, decorative and applied art, and more than 30 costumes, including shawls, headscarves, pashminas, and stoles.

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Dashi Namdakov

Dashi Namdakov

12 december 2018—11 march 2019

Dashi Namdakov is a well-known Russian sculptor born in 1967 in Chita
Region of Russia. His work is closely tied to the national Buryat
culture, Mongolian epos and the legends and parables of Buddhism. What
is more, they are distinguished by academic precision, particular
expressiveness of character, and accuracy in rendering movement.

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