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MAXIM KANTOR

Waiting Room. 2012. Oil on canvas. 220х240
20 june 2012—20 july 2012
The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of the modern artist and writer who had already received the recognition in the 1980’s in the Western World but till nowadays is less known to the Russian viewer. The exposition includes painting and graphic works of different years that reveal the characteristic features of Maxim Kantor’s searches that are connected with the actual problems of the modern global world.

The major theme of the artist’s creative oeuvre is the analytical treatment of condition of the Russian and Western society within the framework of the historical, genre and portrait images. The heroes of the presented works are the well-known politics, religious figures and writers together with common men who are permanently included in the contradictory process that does not have distinct aim and defined temporal and ethical coordinates. The evidently expressed social trend of Maxim Kantor’s art, that traces back to the tradition of the Critical realism of the 19th century, finds its embodiment in the expressive plastic language based on the dislodgements of the forms and intense contrast combinations of colors. In his paintings (State, Lonely Crowd) and in the Metropolis and Vulkanus graphic cycles Maxim Kantor aspires for visualization of structure of the modern social world order and of the power that in evident or concealed form determines the human fates.

Haute Couture. 2004. Oil on canvas. 290х235 Hospital. 1988. Oil on canvas. 150х200 Requiem for the Terrorist. 2003-2004. Oil on canvas. 260х240 Train. 2012. Oil on canvas. 140х180 Sacred Procession. 2010. Oil on canvas. 220x240 Lonely Crowd. Oil on canvas. 200x240 Leo Tolstoy. 2007. Oil on canvas. 220х200

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Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

22 november 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition presents a “cross-section of Russian life” in genre scuplture from the mid-19th century to the present day.

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Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

24 september—12 november 2018

The exhibition of seven works from the collection of the Russian Museum is a tribute to the memory of Timur Novikov, an outstanding artist and cultural figure of the late 20th century.

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