Armenian impressionism. From Moscow to Paris

Exhibition March 25 − June 4, 2017
In The Museum of Russian impressionism the exhibition "Armenian impressionism. From Moscow to Paris". The exhibition features 58 paintings by over 20 artists from the collections of the National gallery of Armenia, Museum of Russian art in Yerevan and private collections. The majestic mountains and the austere beauty of medieval churches, traditional cuisine and cognac, poignant paintings of Arshile Gorky and kinopressy Sergei Parajanov, Armenia is famous all over the world. It's time to open it in new ways.

Among paintings visitors will see works by such internationally renowned masters as Martiros Saryan. The great Armenian artist was a student of Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin, a classmate of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Also the exhibition presents unknown to the General public, the authors, whose works are as beautiful as in the paintings of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet and others. It works of Yeghishe Tadevosyan – a key figure for the Armenian art. Yeghishe Tadevosyan took an active part in the Association of traveling art exhibitions Association "World of art", was friends with Vasily Polenov, Mikhail Vrubel. Also among the artists is to provide Sedrak Arakelyan, subtle and lyrical painter, whose bright color combined with the soft modelling of volumes, and Vahram Gaipajama working together with Konstantin Korovin on the design of performances at the Bolshoi theatre.

Armenian impressionism as a distinctive phenomenon emerged at the turn of XIX–XX centuries under the influence of the founders of the direction of French artists, adopting their unique style to appeal to the image moments, as if snatched from real human life; followed by the great teachers they gave a feeling of light, as if dissolving in it the familiar outlines of objects and shapes. Their vibrant, vibrating stroke, the choice of topics was meant to glorify and sing all life. An important role in the development of Armenian art was played by Russian artists. Many Armenians went to Moscow and Saint Petersburg from the leading masters of his time, Vasily Polenov, Konstantin Korovin, Valentin Serov.

Exceptional Armenian impressionism makes the commitment to centuries-old national cultural traditions, the beauty of his native land, streets of Armenian towns and villages. The Museum of Russian impressionism is a little-known page – creativity of Armenian artists of the impressionist movement, absorbed the best in Moscow and Paris.