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Leonid Krivitsky

Spring in Assisi. 2000. Oil on canvas. 92x120.
31 may—3 july 2017

Leonid Krivitsky (1932-2015) is the author of monumental paintings dedicated to the themes of war and revolution. For more than 20 years he had been teaching painting at the Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute named after A.I.Herzen. Student of I.Serebriany, Krivitsky was a master of creating lyrical portraits and also executed a landscape cycle while working in Italy.  He also made paintings commissioned by Art Foundation of the USSR, among which are “Lenin -  Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars” (1969), “Death of a Commissar” (1975), “Portrait of the Young Republic People’s Commissar A.Kollontai” (1969). His memories of the childhood in the besieged Leningrad are reflected in such works as “Siege. Leningrad is speaking” (1967).

Exhibition in St. Michael's Castle will include around 50 graphic works, paintings and sculptures from the collection of the artist’s family. Among them on display is a triptych dedicated to the Holocaust, the last artwork by Krivitsky. It had been kept in the artist’s workshop and had never been seen by the wide public. Creating the triptych took Krivitsky 10 years of experimenting with texture and developing the technique of the so-called “volume painting”. Expression and melodiousness of the triptych images is the result of the meticulous study of the Renaissance artistic language.

The exhibition is opening at 4 PM.

Doctor Arkady Lerner. 1971. Oil on canvas. 105x87. Lenin -  Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars. Sketch. 1974. Oil on canvas. 108х108 Massacre. Oil on canvas, plaster, fabric. 1999. 34,5х57,5  Pieta. Oil on fibreboard, plaster, fabric. 1997. 32x46. Deposition from the Cross. Oil on fibreboard, plaster, fabric. 2010-s. 66x71.

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Georgy Vereisky

Georgy Vereisky

30 march—15 may 2017

The exhibition is aimed to widely and fully present the artistic heritage of Georgy Vereisky (1886 - 1962) for the first time.

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Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

2 march—29 may 2017

The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, will be presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago.

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