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EDUARD GUDZENKO

Still life with a Fish. 1967. Oil on canvas. 53 х 79
18 december 2014—16 february 2015
The exhibition of Eduard Gudzenko (1938-2006) shows around 70 paintings and graphic works completed in different periods of time. The name of the artist who most of his life had worked in the city of Cherkassy, the Ukraine, is unlikely known to the people of Saint-Petersburg. The exhibition thoroughly presents the artist's oeuvre. The key subject of his works is the interaction between city and countryside ways of life. The power of color, the brightness of rich and pure palette, expressive painterly method that take roots in the artistic discoveries of Post-Impressionists as well as ornamentality, which reveals its deep connection with the national Ukrainian art tradition are typical for the Gudzenko's works. The exhibition consists of several thematic units that show the main circle of subjects: portraits, industrial landscapes, the world of theater and folklore, countryside views, trees and flowers, fields and river landscapes and still lives.

Play Actors. 1970. Oil on canvas. 160 х 143 Self-portrait. 1975. Oil on canvas.100 х 75 Outskirts of Cherkassy. 1972 Oil on canvas. . 61 х 74

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Sean Scully. Facing East

Sean Scully. Facing East

3 march—9 may 2018

This large-scale exhibition of Sean Scully’s work allows Russian viewers to get acquainted for the first time with the development of the artist’s work from the late 1960s to the present day. In Scully's artistic system, the best plastic traditions of the early 20th-century avant-garde have found their development, combined with complex metaphysical philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to theorists of the present day.

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In Search of a Modern Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

In Search of a Modern Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

28 february—16 april 2018

The exhibition aims to trace the process of formation of a conventional visual language of the “thaw” period, known as Modern Style. Comprising of more than 200 works of decorative and applied arts, graphic art, painting, and sculpture, it provides comprehensive insight into a particular facet of Soviet Modernism.

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