Published: March 26, 2012

"East Palette" at the Museum of the East

November 15th, 2005 at 16:00 at the State Museum of Oriental Art presents an exhibition of recent acquisitions - works of art of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The exhibition, which features more than 200 paintings, graphic and sculptural works, is unusual in that it has collected in the joint space of the museum exhibition is not only artists from the eastern former Soviet republics, now independent states, but also by famous Russian artists living in different times in the places. The work came to the Museum (most of them - tutions) in the past decade, and only a small number of them were acquired before the Museum of the East. For one reason or another they remained unknown to many fans the world of beauty and exhibited for the first time.

The art of the Caucasus is represented primarily by masters of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Of the many works to highlight, in particular, the paintings of one of the most gifted artists of Azerbaijan 70-90s. Kemal Akhmedov, a mysterious glowing on black background motifs Armenian Ihmalyana Jacques, still lifes and scenes of popular life "naive artist" Artyusha Bdeyana. The Georgian section of the exhibition attracted to bright canvases Totebadze brothers, written in a contemporary style, expressive, graphic David Popiashvili joining in their work and present the Middle Ages. Separately, it must be said about the graphic sheets Mirzashvili Tengiz, in particular, his illustrations to the book of anecdotes and stories about Stalin.

The Art of Central Asia, mainly represented by paintings and graphic artists of the older generation, mainly Russian artists who worked in those places at different times. Suffice it to mention such luminaries as Alexander Volkov, Pavel Benkov, Evgeny Kravchenko, as well as a later generation: younger Volkov - Alexander and Valery, Damir Ruzybaev, Olga Sokolova, Leo Kramarenko, Irina Zhdanko, etc. These names can be continued indefinitely, because the 20-30th of the last century Russian theme of the East, Crimean Tatars have already mentioned the Caucasus and Central Asia were heard in the work of many in the museum are the masters. But it should be noted creativity of those who worked in Tashkent and Samarkand during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. His highly celebrated works created by Robert Falk, Vladimir Favorskii, Amshey Nuremberg, and later - a well-known restorer and painter Rybnikov. Later the Russian Orientalism is a graph of Mikhail Karasik, who continues the tradition of lithographs by Chagall, Matisse, and the Russian Futurists 20s of last century.

In addition to painting and drawing at the show exhibited sculptural works, and their 17. This small sculpture gallery concludes, in particular plastic composition "Nude," the Korean-born masters of Hope Shek.

The exhibition runs until December 25, 2005

/ / Museums of Russia
November 15, 2005

By AnnaDanko,  


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