CURRENT ISSUE

 
So that's how you are, the East!

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Pavel Pavlinov

IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH AND FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURIES THERE WAS A GREAT AWAKENING OF INTEREST IN THE EAST - IN THE CULTURES OF ASIA AND AFRICA, THEIR PEOPLES, THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THEIR BELIEFS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS. THIS SOURCE OF A NEW ARRAY OF COLOUR AND CHARACTER WAS APPEALING TO RUSSIAN ARTISTS, SCULPTORS AND ARCHITECTS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE LANCERAY-SEREBRYAKOV FAMILY.

Science into Art, Art into Science

"GRANY" FOUNDATION PRESENTS

Marina Vaizey

THE GENIUS OF JOSIAH WEDGWOOD, THE 18TH-CENTURY BRITISH CERAMICIST WHOSE TASTES, AND TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS, CAME TO DEFINE THE ART OF HIS GENERATION, IS THE SUBJECT OF THE EXHIBITION "UNRIVALLED WEDGWOOD" AT MOSCOW'S MUSEUM OF THE APPLIED AND FOLK ARTS RUNNING THROUGH NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2014, PART OF THE ONGOING UK-RUSSIA YEAR OF CULTURE. IT BRINGS TOGETHER WORKS FROM THE LADY LEVER ART GALLERY IN LIVERPOOL WITH PIECES FROM THE HERMITAGE AND OTHER RUSSIAN COLLECTIONS - CATHERINE THE GREAT WAS AMONG WEDGWOOD'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS.

The History of the Tauride Palace Wall Paintings

HERITAGE

Veronica Bogdan

GRIGORY POTEMKIN WAS THE FIRST OWNER OF THE TAURIDE PALACE IN ST. PETERSBURG, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1783-1789 TO AN ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT BY IVAN STAROV. THE MANSION'S ORIGINAL NAME WAS THE "HORSE GUARDS HOUSE" AND IT WAS INTENDED ONLY FOR CEREMONIAL RECEPTIONS. ON APRIL 28 1791 IT WAS WHERE HIS HIGHNESS THE FIELD MARSHALL GENERAL, NOVOROSSIYSK GOVERNOR GENERAL AND CONQUEROR OF THE CRIMEA THREW A GRAND BALL IN HONOUR OF CATHERINE THE GREAT AND THE TAKLNG OF ISMAIL. IN AUGUST 1792 THE PALACE REVERTED TO THE CROWN IN REPAYMENT OF THE DEBTS OF THE SUDDENLY DECEASED PRINCE. THE FUNDS FOR FURTHER ALTERATIONS INTENDED BY POTEMKLN (FOR WHICH FYODOR VOLKOV HAD BEEN ENGAGED) AND THE PERFECTION OF THE PARK WERE NOW COMING FROM THE EMPRESS. SHE TOOK SO MUCH OF A FANCY TO THE PALACE THAT SHE MOVED INTO IT AS HER NEW RESIDENCE AS EARLY AS SEPTEMBER 1792 WITHOUT WAITING FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK TO BE COMPLETED.

Flowers for the Madonna. On the bicentenary of Mikhail Scotti's birth

HERITAGE

Lyudmila Markina

OCTOBER 2014 WILL SEE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MIKHAIL SCOTTI'S BIRTH. TODAY, THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HARDLY AWARE OF THE ARTIST'S NAME; IN HIS LIFETIME, HOWEVER, AS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND PROFESSOR, SCOTTI WAS WIDELY KNOWN AND HIS WORK WAS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER. SCOTTI'S CONTEMPORARIES, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY, ADMIRED HIS MASTERFUL WATERCOLOURS, HIS "ITALIAN-STYLE" PAINTINGS, AND HIS PORTRAITS. SCOTTI RECEIVED WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION FOR HIS HISTORICAL PAINTINGS, TOO: RECENTLY HIS PAINTING "MININ AND POZHARSKY" (NIZHNY NOVGOROD ART MUSEUM) HAS BECOME PARTICULARLY FAMOUS.

Tatiana Yablonskaya. 1949. The artist's "true heart"

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

Olga Polyanskaya

THERE ARE 35 PAINTINGS BY THE RENOWNED UKRAINIAN ARTIST TATIANA YABLONSKAYA (1917-2005)1 AT THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY. THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ON PERMANENT DISPLAY SINCE ITS ACQUISITION AND HAS RIGHTFULLY BECOME ONE OF THE GALLERY'S ICONIC IMAGES IS "GRAIN" (1949). THIS PAINTING HAS LONG AGO TRANSCENDED ITS ERA AND BECOME A FAVOURITE FOR SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF RUSSIAN ART-LOVERS. "GRAIN" WAS CREATED IN 1949, A YEAR THAT BEARS SYMBOLIC MEANING BOTH FOR YABLONSKAYA'S WORK AND THE HISTORY OF POST-WAR SOVIET ART AS A WHOLE.

Lucky Thirteen

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Tatiana Mikhailova

THE FIRST EXHIBITION OF THE ARTWORK OF THE MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRICAL AND CINEMA DECORATIVE ART OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS WAS SHOWN AT THE ZURAB TSERETELI ART GALLERY FROM FEBRUARY 4 TO MARCH 16, AND COUNTED BOTH AS A PRESENTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT'S PERFORMANCE REVIEW. THE RUSSIAN TITLE OF THE EXHIBITION, "13-PLUS", REFLECTED THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, ALL LEADING EXPERTS IN THIS FORM OF ART.

Dmitry Prigov: The meaning and structure of the world I create

PROJECTS

A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF DMITRY PRIGOV'S OEUVRE OPENED ON MAY 16 2014 AT THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY. PRIGOV (1940­2007) WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF CONCEPTUAL ART IN MOSCOW, A POET, GRAPHIC ARTIST, SCULPTOR, AND MASTER OF LIVE PERFORMANCE ART - AN ARTIST PAR EXCELLENCE. THE EXHIBITION, "DMITRY PRIGOV: FROM RENAISSANCE TO CONCEPTUALISM AND BEYOND", IS AN AFFIRMATION OF THE ARTIST'S CONSTANT AND INFINITE CREATIVE PROCESS. THE"TRETYAKOV GALLERY MAGAZINE" INVITES ITS READERS TO A PRIVATE VIRTUAL TOUR OF THIS EXHIBITION, FEATURING CREATIONS BY A FIGURE WHOSE WORK HAS FOR DECADES ATTRACTED BOTH SINCERE INTEREST AND AMBIGUOUS REACTIONS FROM VIEWERS.

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