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ANDREY OSTASHOV

Samurai’s Treasures. Bronze. 2010
7 august 2013—30 september 2013
The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of Andrei Ostashov - the contemporary Belarus sculptor, who got the recognition not only in his native land, but also in many European countries. The exposition includes about 80 sculptures of the 1990-2010's. In these works the author turns to the wide range of subjects and motifs where the reality and fantasy are interlaced. Also there are presented the graphic works created by Andrei Ostashov during last decade. The versatile content of images of Man and Woman that have the important place in his creative oeuvre reveals itself in the keenness of expressive pose or gesture and also in the unexpected combination of anthropomorphous and animalistic motifs. Also in his art one can notice the re-comprehension of images of Antique and Eastern Mythology and also the heroes and events of Japanese history and culture. The sculptures by Ostashov are marked by high skill of silhouette generalization and close attention to details - the elements of costume and different things that has symbolic meaning. The character of plastic decision and including of polychromic elements in his works finds its sources in the plastic of the countries of Far East and in traditional art of inhabitants of Tropical Africa and Oceania. At the same time in his graphic works the element of grotesque and the fairy tale motifs get the necessary space for the development of their subject. The organic combination of tradition and innovatory gives the author an opportunity to create the fanciful world of images.

Helmeted She Samurai. Bronze. 2005 Annushka. Bronze. 2010 She’s not like others. Bronze. 2011 Ocean. Bronze. 2011 Samurai Going out on a Date. Bronze. 2010

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The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

23 december 2020—12 april 2021

Pyotr Klodt (Peter Jakob Clodt von Jurgensburg, 1805–1867) – was a renowned animalist sculptor, author of a famous group of equestrian statues, the Horse Tamers, installed at the Anichkov Bridge. Pyotr Klodt started an artistic dynasty, which creative heritage now presented in a large exhibition for the first time.

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

9 december 2020—10 may 2021

The name of Alexander Benois, a prominent member of the "Mir iskusstva" (World of Art) artistic movement, is closely associated with the "Silver Age" of Russian culture. A highly educated man, a gifted artist who showed his talent in many ways and in various spheres of cultural and humanitarian activities.

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