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RASIM BABAEV

Supported by:
  • the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation
  • Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Russian Federation
Div in Heaven. 1986. Acrylic on paper. 59.7 х 46.7
29 october 2014—24 november 2014

The exhibition presents the works by Rasim Babayev - the artist who belongs to the group of outstanding Azerbaijanian artists. The paintings of Babayev are full of true love for his country, its history, folklore and culture.

The exhibition comprises paintings and graphical works dated back from 1970s - the late stage of the artist's career, marked by his search for the truth and original personal interpretations of the art of Chinese Calligraphy and Arabic East: China Ink drawings and graphical arabesques. In graphical works the artists chooses «painterly» techniques - soft pastels, flexible ink, charcoal that makes a strong contrast of white paper and a black line. The main technical methods in graphical works such a line, a stroke and a paint dab are emphasized in Rasim Babayev's works. The artist is inspired by the eternal subjects like a man and a woman, the good and the evil, the light and the darkness. The main heroes of his pictorial compositions are dragons and giants - the underworld inhabitants. Depicting mythological and fairytale creatures while using metaphors and grotesque Babayev embodies his thoughts on the key moral and social issues.

Apsheron Woman. 1997. Pastel, gouache, ink on paper. 44 х 28.2 Mirza. 1994. Oil on cardboard mounted on wood. 98.5 х 200 A Door. 1980. Oil on cardboard. 100 х 70 Navruz. 1982. Oil on canvas. 148 х 179

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The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

16 december 2020—30 march 2021

The exhibition features posters from the collection of the Russian Museum, relating to education in Russia in the first third of the twentieth century. The exposition includes about 120 works of agitation art of the widest thematic range - from narrow advertising in bookstores, publishing houses and libraries to large-scale propaganda of reading, getting knowledge and education.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july—30 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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