October 4, the Tretyakov Gallery opens an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of the brightest representatives of Russian art of the second half of the 19th century - Arkhip Kuindzhi.
The project will present more than 120 works of Kuindzhi from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum and several regional museums that have the works of a painter of exceptional quality. A special emphasis will be placed on sketches of the artist. Mostly during the work on them creative searches and experiments took place.
The exhibition will show the originality and significance of the creative personality of Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi (1842-1910), an outstanding landscape painter, one of the most outstanding representatives of Russian painting of the second half of the XIX century.
Kuindzhi created a special type of romantic landscape, based on a realistic perception of the world, but transformed by the creative individuality of the artist.
Innovation Kuindzhi manifested itself in the relentless search for and experiments with light, with color, coloring pigment: the artist consciously used in his work the latest discoveries in physics and chemistry.
The last lifetime exhibition of Arkhip Kuindzhi was held in 1882. Then he showed the very "Moon Night on the Dnieper", bought by the Grand Duke Constantine Romanov. After this decade of seclusion. Everyone thought that the artist Kuindzhi is no more. "But it was not exactly like that. He continued in the quiet of the workshop to create innovative works, to experiment. And here are the works of the artist's pupils after his death in 1910 found in his workshop in huge numbers. More than 500 paintings and 400 graphic works, "- said Olga Atroschenko, a senior researcher at the Tretyakov Gallery.
Most of these works and will see the audience at the exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery.
04 October 2018 - 17 February 2019
Moscow, Lavrushinsky Lane, 12