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VICTOR SAFONKIN

Army of Irritation. 2001. Oil on canvas.120x100
16 june 2011—25 july 2011
The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of Victor Safonkin – the Russian artist who lives and works in Czech Republic, the owner of the Diploma of the Czech Academy named after T. Masarik, the Franz Kafka Medal, granted by the European Academy in Prague, and the Prize of the International Alliance of Salvador Dali. The content of the artist’s creative oeuvre is the re-comprehension of the iconography principles, themes and images of the art of Middle Ages and Renaissance according to the cultural experience and the peculiarities of the contemporary man’s world outlook. The grotesque combination of reality and fantasy in the works by Victor Safonkin finds its sources in the traditions of Gothic Art, in the creative oeuvre of the artists of the North Renaissance and Mannerism (Ieronim Bosch, Matias Grunewald, Giuseppe Archimboldo and the others) and also in the works by representatives of the allegorical painting of the 18th century, the early European Symbolism and Surrealism.

The Society of Good Inventions and Hidden Aims. 2003. Oil on canvas. 85х200 The-Dream-of-Young-Moon. 2004. Oil on canvas. 190х260 Two Solitaries. The Beginning. 2004. Oil on canvas. 80х120 Gone out Sun. 2005. Oil on canvas. 75х65 My Soul (to Beksinski). 2006. Oil on canvas. 75х70 Three Light Feelings: The Health, the Love, the Happiness. 2007. Oil on canvas.120x100 Seven Happy Gold Coins. 2008. Oil on canvas. 100х100

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Nikolay Rybakov. Yeniseian Routes

Nikolay Rybakov. Yeniseian Routes

21 november 2019—14 january 2020

The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.

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Mechanical Ballet. Video Art at the Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

Mechanical Ballet. Video Art at the Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

18 november—24 november 2019

Bulat Galeyev. Space Sonata (Video version with a living actor), 1986

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