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Exhibition November 23, 2018 − January 27, 2019

Romantic Russia

An exhibition at the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo “Romantic Russia". The exhibition includes works of the late XIX - early XX centuries from the large collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, which reflect Russian romantic realism in landscape and genre scenes, still lifes and portraits. In particular, these are such paintings as “Unknown” (1883) and “Moonlight Night” (1880) by Ivan Kramskoy, as well as “Noon. The environs of Moscow ”(1866) and“ Rain in the Oak Forest ”(1891) by Ivan Shishkin. The canvases are selected to reflect the deep and complex ideas of the world and nature inherent in Russian people, as well as deep lyrical feelings and ideas that permeate Russian art.

“We all know that Russian music and literature are popular in Japan. However, Russian paintings are not so famous. This exhibition is intended to complete the image of Russia created by Russian composers and Russian writers, ”said Zelfira Tregubova, director of the Tretyakov Gallery.

Starting in Tokyo, the exhibition will go on a tour of Japan: Okayama, Yamagata and Ehime.