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JOHANNES SWEINSSON KJARVAL1885-1972

Inspiration (Rainbow). 1929 Oil on cardboard Reykjavík Art Museum
26 september 2013—4 november 2013
This retrospective exhibition presents key-works from the creative oeuvre of Kjarval (his full name was Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval), who was one of the pioneers of Icelandic visual art. During his long career as a painter, from 1918, when he completed his art studies, until the 1960s, his essential philosophy remained the same - that nature is alive. Kjarval developed his own view of nature, which was expressed so powerfully in his art. The aspects of nature he chose as his subjects were mountains, lava fields, and the moss that typically grows in the lava. In the familiar, the modest, Kjarval discerned a glorious complexity and beauty: the expanses of lava glow in the light; stones speak; and mysterious life comes into being. In 1973, the City of Reykjavík opened a museum dedicated to Kjarval's art, entitled Karvalsstadir, which lent many of the works in the exhibition.

Singing Spring. 1939 Oil on canvas. Reykjavík Art Museum Mt. Lómagnúpur. 1944 Oil on linen Reykjavík Art Museum Warrior Maiden. 1961 Oil on linen 101 x 152 Reykjavík Art Museum From Þingvellir. 1962 Oil on linen Reykjavík Art Museum Two Birds. 1945 Ink on paper Reykjavík Art Museum Landscape by a Beach. Undated Ink on paper Reykjavík Art Museum Above Clouds (Butterfly Strokes). 1967 Oil on paper glued on canvas Reykjavík Art Museum Icelandic Melody. 1949 Oil on linen National Gallery of Iceland Snow and Gully, Winter Scene from Þingvellir. 1954 Oil on linen. Reykjavík Art Museum

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Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

29 july—30 september 2021

The exposition brings together about 130 works from the collection of the Russian Museum and private collections. Along with sculptural works and samples of numismatics, the exhibition presents paintings dedicated to the depiction of sculpture in a landscape.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

24 june—25 october 2021

Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, pedagogue, recent active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic reference points, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from constantly remaining in the center of attention of both Moscow and the entire world creative audience.

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