Masterpieces of Russian graphics from the collection of the State Historical Museum in the Tretyakov Gallery
The graphic collection of the Historical Museum (GIM) is extensive and diverse. It allows you to trace the development of the Russian drawing school from its inception in the XVIII century to the end of the XIX century. The collection is notable for its diversity, explicable aspiration of the founders of the museum to reflect not only the main artistic processes, but also the phenomena of court culture, aestheticized nobility. The basic principle of GIM acquisition is the interest in important events in the history of the country, portraits of iconic people, and the specific iconography of the two capitals. When selecting the exhibits, the curators sought, on the one hand, to reflect the structure and features of the museum collection, on the other – by the example of the best works to present an exceptional level of graphic culture in Russia of the late XVIII-XIX centuries. Continue reading
Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon – a representative of the older generation of Soviet painters. His creative activity began in the pre-revolutionary years. And then the name Yuon-artist gained fame.
He belongs to the circle of those masters whose activities were a link between the Soviet artistic culture and Russian advanced pre-revolutionary art. Having absorbed the best traditions of the full-blooded Russian realism of the 19th century, Yuon entered Soviet art as an artist with a wide creative range, giving his people the talent of a painter, theatrical decorator and teacher, the inexhaustible energy of a public figure, his knowledge of an art historian and theorist. Continue reading