The Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts will host an exhibition of works by the People’s Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, State Prize Laureate of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Sergey Mikhailovich Barkhin "French people".
The exhibition presents 66 printed graphic sheets with illustrations to the famous works of French poetry. In particular, the exhibition presents illustrations to the heroic medieval poem “The Song of Roland” and the works of Francois Villon “Ballads on Thieves' Slang” and Arthur Rambo “One Summer in Hell”.
The exhibition project "The French" shows how the work of an illustrator looking for an alternative point of view can be. The low-circulation publications of the 1910s, Ambroise Vollard and Daniel Henri Kaneweiler, who drew Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard, Arp, Miro, Chagall and many others to work, were created under the conditions of the “narrow circle” of the nascent art market, and later were replaced by a progressive aesthetic program modernism.