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Brother Ivan. Mikhail and Ivan Morozov’s Art Collections

Gauguin, Matisse, Levitan, Chagall and other artists

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from 28.06.2022 until 30.10.2022

days: Tue,  Wed,  Thu,  Fri,  Sat,  Sun



“Brother Ivan. Mikhail and Ivan Morozov’s Art Collections” continues the narrative about the great dynasties of Moscow arts collectors started by the Pushkin Museum two years ago. The new exhibition project brings together masterpieces from Hermitage, Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts where the famous Morozov brothers’ collections are now held. There are more than 600 exhibits in total: decorative art and craft, books, photographs, archive materials. And 257 paintings and graphic works by Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Monet, Signac, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Vasnetsov, Korovin, Levitan and other artists. For the first time during a century, the works of French and Russian masters that once formed a single collection, will be displayed together in Moscow.

The two brothers who collected contemporary art, an eccentric experimenter Mikhail and a thoughtful connoisseur Ivan, came at the end of the 19th century from the Morosov dynasty of influential Russian manufacturers. The exhibition reconstructs the collections of French and Russian painting built by the brothers at the turn of the century. Mikhail Morozov’s collection includes the first works by Gauguin, Van Gogh and Munch brought to Russia, and is heterogeneous and eclectic. Curators imagined it a conceptual prologue to the “ideal museum” of the younger brother, Ivan Morozov. He carefully selected the works of great Impressionists and post-Impressionists, and commissioned monumental decorative ensembles to the prominent masters of his time: Denis, Bonnard and Matisse. The uniqueness of this collection is in the equal presence of French and Russian objects d’art.


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