The creative oeuvre of Aleksandr Manusov is the outstanding and original phenomenon in the Russian art of the last third of the 20th century. Representative of the 1970s and 1980s Leningrad underground, he combined cultural continuity with a free object research. The active member of the Experimental Fine Arts Society, initiator of numerous exhibitions, and participant of discussions, in the silence of his studio Manusov was able to abstract himself from everyday bustles.
His main authorities were: Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Pavel Filonov, Victor Borisov-Musatov, Paul Cézanne and Robert Falk; from the contemporaries: I. Ivanov and A. Arefyev, V. Shagin and R. Vasmi. For a long time the world of Manusov’s creative fantasies was restricted by the chamber subjects: “walks”, “talks”, “bathes”. And only at the end of his short life the artist gained unexpected power and force of generalization.
29 july—14 november 2020
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the famous sculptor from Leningrad, member of the group of "eleven" Konstantin Mikhailovich Simun.
23 january—9 march 2020
The exhibition for the first time reconstructs the history of Leningrad Expressionism in the unity and diversity of the ways of the plastic form development. Presented artworks closely converge, but their authors, as a rule, did not intersect in life.
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