More than 100 paintings and graphic works (mainly from 1980s to 2000s) by Pavel Nikonov from the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the other museums of Russia as well as from the artist’s collection were presented on the exhibition.
Pavel Nikonov belonged to the generation of “the men of the 1960s”. He was one of the founders of so-called austere style. But soon he moved away from it and therefore he evaded the stamp that established itself on many years in the Soviet painting.
From 1980s the village theme was at the centre of his creative oeuvre. During the period from 1985 to 2001 Pavel Nikonov created his “Village Cycle”, where he opened the truth about today’s, living and at the same time dieing village. In the idea of the artist a village is at the centre of the world and includes an earth, sky, human being and his labour that he carries as a burden during all his life until the end of the days.
Pavel Nikonov revived in his paintings classical and simple human language – the language of creator of myths. Eternity that is connected with a swift-flowing life is reflected in his creative oeuvre.
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.
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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