Odessa Art Museum presents the exhibition "Konstantin Somov. Uncensored". The exhibition includes paintings and graphic works by the artist - portraits, "gallant scenes", landscapes and magazine and book illustrations, which are stored in the museum. The exposition was supplemented by the works of the author, stored in Kiev, Kharkov, Dnieper and other cities.
The project has two heroes who are closely related to Odessa. The first is, of course, Konstantin Somov, and the second is Mikhail Braikevich, Odessa mayor at the end of the 1910s, engineer, economist, collector, philanthropist, public and statesman. This year marks 150 years since the birth of Konstantin Somov and 100 years since the last exhibition of the Braikevich collection in Odessa.
One of the most original and controversial Russian artists of the early XX century, Konstantin Somov (1869-1939), lived an interesting and successful life. Despite the long development of his own artistic style, he found his “face” by the 1930s - he was in demand, provided and recognizable.