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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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Posters of the Revolutionary Era

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

15 september—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution presents a large-scale and impressing outlook of the birth and formation of the Soviet poster as a specific art genre on the example of the art works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Children of the Soviet State

Children of the Soviet State

7 september—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ life. Through the images of children of the Soviet State these art pieces reflect the pages of Soviet history – both heroic and  tragic.

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