Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat from 10:00 to 20:00, Thu from 11:00 to 21:00,
Mon – closed
The exhibition "In the Language of Art" presents to visitors works from the Fine Arts collection, reflecting the richness of the Russian painting trends in the second half of the XX century.
In recent decades, classical pictorial art has become, in a sense, the elitist phenomenon: due to the increasing intrusion of computer technology into the culture, the figure of the artist with the brush in his hand is becoming more exotic every year. Nevertheless, modern artists who have chosen the path of the painter do not just follow the canons of the bygone century, but also modify them, enriching them with individual skill. This is how genuine masterpieces are born, in which the familiar world opening from the window appears as the symbol of the Motherland.
Already in the early 1960s, the new generation of artists was formed. With the advent of the Khrushchev thaw, the active search for new artistic forms capable of adequately expressing the essence of the rapidly changing time began. Within the framework of the single realistic direction, new styles began to emerge; long-forgotten methods and traditions were tested. At the same time, the academic school of Russian realism was not forgotten. Enriched with deep psychologism of images and comprehension of the recent past epochal events, it found the new embodiment in the works of such masters as V. Bakshaev ("Taiga Landing", "Students") and Y. Raksha ("Builders. Our Drilling Rig").
Another vector of development was focused on the techniques of Impressionism and Expressionism, which brought the ardor of artistic temperament, lyricism of emotions into the works of artists. Looking at the landscapes of the late XX century, you are convinced of the originality of their style. The unique specificity of the landscape genre of the turn of the century is visible in the works of Y. Grigoriev ("Pochevo", "Stacks at the Monastery"). The first thing that is felt when looking at these canvases is the power and speed of the "pictorial gesture". This triumphant admiration of Russian nature calls to slightly melancholic landscape of V. Bubnov ("Donskoy Monastery").
Painting compositions “Gallant Plot” and “Removal of the Veil” by G. Troshkov are static, but at the same time, their artistic space unfolds in front of the viewer in a sculptural and voluminous way.
They define work of L. Belim and E. Grigorieva as expressional abstractionism. The main thing in their paintings is amazing color combinations.
Works presented at the exhibition will allow visitors to touch the most interesting period in the history of Russian painting, when adherence to traditions was combined with bold experiments in the most unexpected artistic forms.
Ticket price: entrance ticket to the Museum.