A large-scale retrospective of the main Russian artist of the 19th and early 20th century, Ilya Repin (1844-1930), opens on March 16 in the Tretyakov Gallery.
On three floors of the largest exhibition halls of the museum, over 300 works by the painter will be presented: from the textbook "Bargeters on the Volga", "Not Waited," "Zaporozhtsev" to the little-known works of the artist. The general sponsor of the exhibition was the partner and longtime friend of the Tretyakov Gallery, VTB Bank.
The upcoming exhibition is not without reason considered the most anticipated event in the world of fine art - the previous major exhibition of Repin was held in the Tretyakov Gallery already in 1994. Few people know that Ilya Repin was not only a painter, draftsman, engraver, but also a sculptor, a writer and even an architect. His work has always provoked a stormy and ambiguous reaction in society and often became events in the culture.
Works collected at the exhibition demonstrate the diversity of interests and methods of work of the artist. Over 300 paintings are chronologically distributed in 14 sections, which will allow you to present the entire creative path of the painter: from the Academy of Arts to emigration.
The scale of the project is determined not only by the rich cultural heritage of Ilya Repin, but also by the amount of research work done by the curators. In the formation of the exhibition was attended by 35 Russian and foreign museums and private collections.
March 16 - August 18, 2019
Novaya Tretyakovka, Krymsky Val, 10