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Exhibition March 7 − April 21, 2019

Year of the Theater in the village of Peremilovo

The personal exhibition of Vladimir Lyubarov will open in the Theater Gallery on Malaya Ordynka "Year of the Theater in the village of Peremilovo".

The exhibition will feature works by the artist from the painting series of the same name.

The village of Peremilovo is the main scene of almost all the stories of the painter’s pictorial series. This time, his characters take part in the Year of the Theater: they all participate in the performances of the amateur village theater, inspiredly transform into heroes of Pushkin, Lermontov, Ostrovsky, Tolstoy, Gorky and Chekhov and even Shakespeare, Moliere and Beaumarchais.

In the past, the famous book graphic artist, chief artist of the Chemistry and Life magazine and the Text publishing house, currently Vladimir Lyubarov explores the topic of the Russian hinterland and its inhabitants. Having rejected the role of a successful metropolitan artist and settled in 1992 in the village of Peremilovo, Vladimir region, the author essentially became an illustrator of his “new”, peasant life. His paintings were a huge success in the USA, Europe and Russia. Based on his paintings of national life, modern fairy tales have been written, theatrical performances have been made, and animated films have been shot. In Russia and abroad are regularly held personal exhibitions Lyubarova.

The world of Vladimir Lyubarov’s images is real and fantastic at the same time. This world, born of the creative imagination of the artist, is full of recognizable details and at the same time, following the traditions of the Russian popular print, is fairly flavored with grotesque humor. In the painting of Lyubarov, subtle psychologism and attention to detail are peculiarly combined with the simple-minded expressiveness of naive art and the skill of a high-class professional.