Natalya Solomatina, Oleg Antonov
Scenes from Karl Bryullov's Italian Journey
№2 2013 (39)
DEDICATED TO THE ARTIST'S DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS THE EXHIBITION "KARL BRYULLOV: CELEBRATED AND UNKNOWN", WHICH OPENED AT THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG BEFORE MOVING TO MOSCOW'S PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS WHERE IT CLOSED IN MAY 2013, PROVED THAT EVEN THE WELL-RESEARCH ED OEUVRE OF SO FAMOUS AN ARTIST N EVERTHELESS CONTAINS ELEMENTS THAT REMAIN LITTLE-KNOWN. THE MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG SHOWS VARIED SLIGHTLY IN THEIR COMPOSITION, PRESENTING WORKS FROM BOTH MUSEUMS ALONG WITH BRYULLOV'S DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM "THE ITALIAN ALBUM", WHICH IS OWNED BY THE CULTURAL INVESTMENT ART FUND "ATLANTA ART".
The Formation of a Great Collection
№4 2012 (37)
The Tretyakov Gallery show “Drawings and Watercolours by Russian Artists of the Second Half of the 19th-beginning of the 20th Centuries” constitutes a small part of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts’s extensive collection of Russian graphics, which totals 150,000 sheets in all. This part of the collection, especially drawings dating back to the second half of the 19th century, has never been carefully studied or exhibited, so is not well known by either the general public or art experts. It does, however, stand on its own, including some unique works and offering certain important details that complement our overall understanding of that period in the development of Russian art.