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Igor Grabar. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth exhibition

A Retrospective of the founder of Russian impressionism




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One of the major exhibitions of the season opens in the Tretyakov Gallery on 17 November. This is a retrospective of the best paintings by Igor Grabar who is believed to be one of the founders of Russian Impressionism. The project is timed to the 150th anniversary of the artist. The exhibition gives a chance to trace his artistic journey, from bright cheerful landscapes and still lives influenced by European art between the late 19th and the early 20th century (Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau) to portraits of famous personalities and paintings in the style of Socialist Realism. The halls of the Tretyakov Gallery will host over a hundred of paintings from the Russian Museum and other national collections.

Also, the exhibition shows Grabar’s activities as a museum and research worker. He was the director of the Tretyakov Gallery, the head of the Commission for Identification and Preservation of Ancient Russian Painting, the director of the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts, the head of the Institute of Arts History and Architectural Monuments Protection of the Academy of Sciences in the Soviet Union. Moreover, Igor Grabar authored the first history of the Russian art consisting of several volumes, and monographs about Serov and Levitan.

Photo: Tretyakov Gallery


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